It's been a while since I posted, partly too busy, too distracted, mostly my pipeline of ideas was under construction.
Here are a couple of items of interest, that maybe will jump start things:
Large law firms are failing women lawyers
February 18, 2014
Selena Rezvani, author of “Pushback: How Smart Women Ask—And Stand Up—For What They Want.”
The Washington Post
While law firms have been leaders in the workplace at flex-time and part-time arrangements, affinity groups, women’s networks, and a lock-step compensation approach partially designed to combat gender pay disparity, female associates still remain one of the unhappiest portions of the national workforce. The author cites high billable hour requirements and hidden rules of the game as two reasons for the lack of women represented in the higher ranks of law firms.
Is there a gender pay gap? Most surveyed law firms wouldn’t provide the data
February 26, 2014
Debra Cassens Weiss
The National Association of Women Lawyers released its annual study recently and it suggests that women are being paid less than men at law firms. The study requested responses from the largest 200 firms nationally and received 92 responses. There was significantly less participation in the study this year as compared to last year with 33 law firms that had previously participated declining to do so this year. One reason for this, the study suggests, is law firms may be reluctant to release negative data on female representation. Many firms also refused to answer compensation questions, but for the firms that did respond, NAWL found a positive correlation between pay for women attorneys at firms that had two or more women at the firm’s highest governing levels.