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Toledo firm Cooper & Kowalski shuts its doors

Sep 9, 2014 One of the largest firms in Toledo, Cooper & Kowalski, has shut down. Founding partner Cary Cooper explained that “we got to the point where the numbers [of attorneys] were such and the structure was in place for a…

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Foley & Lardner partner loses discrimination suit

Sep 3, 2014 A Foley & Lardner partner who claimed that the firm discriminated against him - by paying him less than minority, female and younger partners - has lost his federal appeal. Carey had claimed discrimination on the…

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WILEF shows BigLaw firms with gender equity policies

Jun 26, 2014 The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) offers some insight into which BigLaw firms are offering women lawyers a real chance to compete with male colleagues on a level playing field. In order to become Gold Standard…

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Linklaters promotes 21 to global partnership

Apr 15, 2014 Linklaters has promoted 21 associates to the partnership, of whom nine are women. This ratio represents the the highest proportion of female new partners in the firm's history. A spokesman for Linklaters said the…

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Less US lawyers are working part time, says survey

Mar 3, 2014 Part time work in the US legal industry has declined slightly, with 6.1 percent of lawyers in major law firms working part-time last year, down from 6.4 per cent in 2010. Of the lawyers who were working part time, 70…

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Survey shows marginal improvement for female lawyers

Feb 26, 2014 The National Association of Women Lawyers has released its eighth annual survey of the largest 200 US firms, finding that women account for 64 per cent of staff attorneys, and just 17 per cent of equity partner roles are…

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Bombay High Court designates 11 new senior advocates

Feb 18, 2014 The Bombay High Court has named 11 new senior advocates, failing for a second consecutive year to designate any women. In 2012 the court awarded the designation to eight men. According to a 2011 analysis conducted by…

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