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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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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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Women paid significantly less than men in-house

Sep 17, 2013 A report from Above the Law supplements the recently released ranking of America’s best-paid general counsel with data on the compensation paid to rank-and-file in-house lawyers. The data comes from a survey…

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Indian Supreme Court appoints three female SCs

Sep 9, 2013 The Supreme Court of India has designated four lawyers as Senior Advocates, including three women. Vibha Dutta Makhija, Meenakshi Arora, Kiran Suri and Sushil Jain were awarded the prestigious designation by the Full…

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Survey shows associates have high job satisfaction

Aug 30, 2013 A new survey by the American Lawyer reports that mid-level associates are thrilled to be lawyers. The survey of 5,683 lawyers at 134 US law firms shows that third- fourth- and fifth-year associates are the happiest…

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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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