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Women lawyers less likely to make partner: study

Jun 2, 2008 Women lawyers might have more opportunities to get into a law firm but they remain less likely to be promoted to partner, according to a U.S. study. Researchers from the University of Iowa found women who practiced in…

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Brussels abandons plans to protect gays and lesbians

Apr 23, 2008 The European Commission has abandoned its plans to protect gays and lesbians against discrimination under pressure from Germany. An anti-discrimination bill against all forms of discrimination on the grounds laid out…

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Woman Sues Clifford Chance Over Blacklisting

Mar 20, 2008 A Haitian woman is suing one of the world's largest law firms for $75 million, claiming that the firm used her only as window dressing because of her race, fired her for complaining about it, and finally blacklisted her…

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Minority students still hindered at top firms

Mar 5, 2008 Ethnic minority and female students are still struggling to make their way into the UK’s top law firms, comprehensive new research has found, despite attempts by commercial practices to tackle diversity. The annual…

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Jewish associate sues A&O for race discrimination

Dec 22, 2007 A former associate from Allen & Overy’s New York office is suing the firm for race discrimination. Former associate Norman Schoenfeld, who worked at the firm from August to October this year, is bringing an action…

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