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Modest gains for women in US law firms

Jul 25, 2012 New data from the National Law Review shows an increase in the number of women joining the partnerships of large US law firms. Of the 200 firms surveyed in 2011, women made up 15 percent of equity partners, a…

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Toronto law firms fall behind on diversity stats

Mar 29, 2012 A new report indicates that large law firms in Toronto are falling behind in diversity statistics. According to the DiversityLeads 2012 report, compiled by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute in Management &…

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88 new QCs appointed

Mar 6, 2012 The annual Queens Counsel appointments have been made, with 88 of the 214 applicants awarded the prestigious title – a success rate of 41 per cent. The last three years have seen 48%, 47% and 42% of applicants…

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low numbers of female advocates in regional India

Dec 28, 2011 Gender inequality persists among lawyers in India, with female lawyers accounting for just 8 per cent of the of 3,149 advocates registered with the Gurgaon’s District Bar Association. In the Faridabad district bar,…

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Less women entering biglaw practice, survey says

Nov 10, 2011 Less women are entering big-firm practice, according to the annual report of the National Association of Women Lawyers, which pointed out that women account for 47% first- and second-year associates this year, down from…

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