Gender Pay Gap in the Legal Profession

Posted on September 16, 2010 02:22 by Julie Walker

A recent article from Law.com that was featured on DRI Today discusses research done by law and business professors from Temple University and the University of Texas Pan American about the gender pay gap in the legal profession.  The research highlights something that may or may not be surprising – female partners earn less on average than male partners.  According to the research – the pay gap has nothing to do with lower billable hours or performance, but rather has more to do with the way most partnership and promotion opportunities are designed at law firms. 
         
What do you see in happening in your own firms?  What is your firm doing to tackle this issue?  What efforts have you seen that are successful in addressing this issue? 

 

Read Gender Pay Gap at Law Firms on Law.com here.

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