Survey results reveal plight of female law partners

Interesting article on the results of a recent survey of 700 female law partners at regional and international firms. While the difficulties faced by women in the legal profession are well known, some of the results are shocking: Of the 700 respondents, 7.9 percent have been de-equitized, most often because their firms wanted to increase profits per equity partner or because their own billables and client origination numbers dropped. A whopping 55 percent said they were occasionally or frequently denied their "fair share" of client origination credit. Two-thirds said they are uncomfortable appealing compensation decisions. About 30 percent said they were subjected to intimidation, threats, and bullying when they did express disagreement with firm decisions on pay.

Survey results reveal plight of female law partners Fri, Apr 30, 2010