Law.com Blog Network

  • An Affiliate of the Law.com Network

    From the Law.com Newswire

    Sign up to receive Legal Blog Watch by email
    View a Sample

« Book: The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law | Main | Interview: Stephan Pastis: Attorney Turned Cartoonist »

National Association of Women Lawyers Releases Survey

National Association of Women LawyersThe National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is the leading national voluntary organization devoted to the interests of women lawyers and women's rights. On October 25, 2006, NAWL held a national press conference in New York to release the findings from the NAWL 2006 National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms.

Briefly, the Survey found that while women lawyers are well-represented at the entry level of the profession, constituting 45% of associates, they make up only 16% of equity partners, 28% of of-counsel lawyers, and 26% of non-equity partners. The Survey also found that women play a less extensive role in the governance of law firms than male attorneys, with only 16% of governance committee members and 5% of managing partners being women.

See a more detailed summary of the Survey results here (PDF).

See the full press release concerning the Survey issued by the NAWL here (PDF).

The NAWL has called on law firms to double the number of women equity partners and for corporations to double the number of women chief legal officers by 2015.

Submit Comments to This Post

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83455666169e200d835379a4d53ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference National Association of Women Lawyers Releases Survey:

Comments

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In.

Search This Blog


Sponsors

Resources

ABA Top 100 Blawg

Subscribe By Email


  • Join the over 30,000 attorneys who receive either daily or bimonthly email updates of the latest posts added to the JD Bliss blog. You can unsubscribe at any time and your information will be kept strictly confidential

    Option #1: Daily Updates

    Enter your email address:

    Option #2: Bimonthly Updates

    Enter you email Address:

Questions? Get Answers!