Women still earn less at US law firms

The largest law firms in the US are in a bit of a holding pattern when it comes to the advancement of women within the firms, according to the president of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) in regard to the group's second annual survey, writes the Legal Intelligencer. The numbers of women in equity partnership and management have stayed about the same since last year, while the pay disparity between male and female attorneys has increased at certain levels. Similar to last year's inaugural survey, 16% of equity partners at large law firms are women and 15% of governance committees are made up of female attorneys - a fall of 1%. Of the 112 firms that responded to the survey, 15% have no women on their governance committees.

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