Law Office Technology/Management Section

Issues relating to law practice management and computer technology are the focus of this section, which also informs its members on the latest in technology and practice management. It annually hosts the Law Tech CLE and exposition.

Chair
Hardee, Martin & Donahoe
213 E Lafayette
Jackson, TN 38301
(731)424-2151

Study: Inequality Still Present in Legal Pay, Hiring

A joint survey from the National Association of Law Placement and the American Bar Foundation has found that the legal profession is still struggling to bridge hiring and income inequality based on race and gender, according The National Law Journal. Among its finding, the study showed that gender gap in the earning power of lawyers increases with longevity in the profession. The income disparity between women and men was five percent after two or three years of practicing law but expanded to 15 percent after seven years and 20 percent after 12 years. The study also found that the majority of the pay gap occurs in the private sector. In the public sector, by contrast, women earned 96 to 98 percent of what men earned for the same job. The survey also looked at ethnic and racial differences in hiring, finding that private firms employ 50 percent of all white lawyers, 46 percent of all Hispanic lawyers, 39 percent of all Asian lawyers and 35 percent of all African-American lawyers.

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Legal Sector Added 3,300 Jobs in August

In the largest monthly gain so far this year, the legal sector added 3,300 jobs in August, the ABA Journal reports. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that brings the total number of legal sector jobs to 1.1 million and translates into a gain of 3,200 jobs since the start of the year. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog has more on the story. 

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