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Gender imbalance increases at top US firms

Nov 7, 2011 Newly released figures on diversity in US law firms shows a slight improvement in ethnic diversity at major firms. The percentage of minority lawyers at top US rose from 12.4 percent in 2010 to 12.7 this year, according…

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Compulsory diversity reporting for UK law firms

Aug 3, 2011 Law firms in the UK will be required to publish diversity and social mobility statistics online under a plan recently approved by the Legal Services Board. The scheme, which is designed to "widen the pool of talented…

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UK partner promotions up by 38% this year

May 30, 2011 The number of partner promotions in the UK’s 50 largest firms rose by 38 per cent this year, according to a report in Legal Week. The 2011 promotions round saw 495 lawyers made up to partner, up from 358 the…

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New Zealand's legal profession - a snapshot in 2011

Apr 27, 2011 The New Zealand Law Society has released a publication that gives an interesting insight into the legal profession in the country. According to the published statistics, the majority of New Zealand law firms have between…

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Going backwards on diversity in top US firms

Nov 9, 2010 A new survey from the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) indicates that things are getting even tougher for women in the top 200 law firms in the US. The survey reports that women constitute only 15 per…

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The next step in gender equality at law firms

Nov 1, 2010 Women graduates make up about 60% of the trainee intake at large London law firms, and have accounted for over half of the intake at these firms for over a decade. It's pretty shocking, then, that just 18% of these…

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US Judge pursues diversity agenda via court orders

Sep 24, 2010 A New York federal judge has ordered two plaintiff firms serving as co-lead counsel in a securities class action to "make every effort" to assign at least one minority and one woman to the case. Manhattan US District…

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