More Than 60 Firms Sign Houston Bar Gender Fairness Pledge

By Michelle Casady (April 23, 2019, 4:40 PM EDT) -- More than 60 law firms have signed on to the Houston Bar Association's Gender Fairness Commitment, making a pledge to increase the number of female partners and firm leaders by next year.

The firms that have pledged support range from small boutiques like Copeland & Rice LLP to multinational firms like Norton Rose Fulbright and Vinson & Elkins LLP. Signing the document isn't just a gesture, said HBA president Warren Harris. The pledge asks firms to demonstrate that they have increased the number of female partners and leaders after they sign on.

"We'll be following up with firms next year on...

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