Female Associate Ranks Dwindled In 2011: Survey

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT) -- While law firms were slightly more racially diverse in 2011 after an unusual decline in 2010, U.S. firms employed fewer women associates than last year, according to a study released Thursday by the National Association for Law Placement Inc.

Women associate ranks declined for the second year in a row and for the second time since NALP began compiling law firm data on diversity 19 years ago, the association said as it released its review of lawyers in more than 1,300 offices.

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