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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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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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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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ABA recommends changes to eliminate pay gap

Aug 22, 2013 Male law firm partners are still earning considerably more than their female colleagues. despite the fact that women have been 40-50% of law school students for decades. The Gender Equity Task Force of the American…

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ABA publishes guide to negotiating compensation

Jul 22, 2013 The American Bar Association has published a new guide entitled ‘What You Need to Know about Negotiating Compensation’. The guide is intended to help women in particular to navigate the system of formal and informal…

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Baker & McKenzie aims to increase female partners

May 4, 2013 Baker & McKenzie is tinkering with its promotion model in an attempt to increase female leadership in the firm and up the numbers of female partners. The plan is for Bakers to increase the proportion of its female…

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