Law Firm Biases Continue To Thwart Women

By Melissa Maleske (April 19, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT) -- U.S. law firms are not hiring or promoting more female attorneys than they were a year ago, a failure that everyone from in-house attorneys to BigLaw bosses says can only change when the industry confronts its deep-rooted unconscious bias about women in law.

"There is ample evidence that we are all affected by unconscious bias," says Jami Wintz McKeon, who became chair of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP in October. "The best way for firms to address this is to be aware of it. Because it is unconscious bias, we effect change when we discuss it and make people aware of...

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