ABA President Weighs in on Inequality in BigLaw - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 31, 2013

The percentage of female equity partners at America’s top 200 law firms “remains stalled at an unacceptable 15 percent, with little progress over the past 10 years,” according to ABA President Laurel Bellows. In a panel discussion on CNN, Bellows, National Association of Women Lawyers President Beth Kaufman, and four other lawyers weighed in on the problem—and solutions— to the lack of women in leadership and the unequal compensation between men and women equity partners. The ABA Journal also highlighted a story by the Daily Beast on the “female lawyer exodus” that drives women to leave the legal profession later in life.