Women Underrepresented In Partner Ranks

Law360, New York (August 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Despite a steady influx of women into the legal profession, women are still underrepresented in law firm partnership ranks, according to the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession.

Women constitute roughly half of law school graduates and 30 percent of all lawyers, but they represent only approximately 17 percent of partners in private firms, according to a handbook recently published by the commission, which reviews gender bias literature and data and provides step-by-step guidance for law firms ready to revamp their attorney evaluation...
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