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Law Society of Scotland urges pay equity

Oct 31, 2013 The Law Society of Scotland has urged Scottish law firms to address pay inequality after it published a new survey showed male employees earning considerably more than their female counterparts. The survey of more…

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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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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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Squire Sanders hire female lawyer in Saudi

May 4, 2013 Squire Sanders is one of the first international firms to hire a female lawyer in Saudi Arabia since a recent ruling allowed women to obtain a licence to practise law in the kingdom. Senior associate Dr Nadia…

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Part-time arrangements unpopular with lawyers

Feb 24, 2013 A new NALP survey reports that while most large law firms offer part time schedules to experienced lawyers, the overall the number of lawyers working part-time has stayed very small. In 2012 just 6.2% of lawyers were…

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UK law firms pick up their game on diversity

Feb 18, 2013 UK law firms are making progress in their efforts to improve diversity and inclusion, according to a report on the signatories to the Law Society's Diversity and Inclusion Charter. According to the report, 117 of the 177…

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50 best law firms for women ranked

Nov 19, 2012 Working Mother magazine has collaborated with Flex-Time Lawyers rank the 50 Best Law Firms for Women. The list elevates firms that work to offer ‘family friendly’ employment, looking into whether a firm offers…

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Compensation increases for top GCs

Nov 14, 2012 General counsel in the Fortune 1000 are earning more than they were last year, according to Equilar's 2012 "In-Depth Top General Counsel Compensation Report", which examined pay packages among 404 general counsel in the…

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