Fewer Women Entered BigLaw In 2011: Survey

Law360, New York (November 10, 2011, 11:51 AM EST) -- The number of women entering big-firm practice and holding high-ranking positions has declined for the first time in five years, according to the National Association of Women Lawyers' annual survey, released Thursday.

The report painted a discouraging picture for women in the legal profession, noting that the number of women holding leadership roles or partner positions in major law firms has remained low since the association first conducted its Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms in 2006.

Women accounted for 47 percent...
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