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WILEF shows BigLaw firms with gender equity policies

Jun 26, 2014 The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) offers some insight into which BigLaw firms are offering women lawyers a real chance to compete with male colleagues on a level playing field. In order to become Gold Standard…

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US law firms lead the pack on on LGBT work issues

Dec 11, 2013 The 12th annual edition of the Human Rights Campaign’s latest Corporate Equality Index shows that US law firms are becoming better at tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees,…

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71 US law firms get perfect score on LGBT programs

Nov 20, 2012 The Human Rights Campaign scored leading legal and corporate institutions on their policies benefiting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, awarding a perfect score to 71 law firms and a score of above 90…

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South Africa to reform legal industry

May 23, 2012 The Justice Minister for South Africa, Jeff Radebe, has announced a program of reform for the country’s legal services industry, with numerous changes to be made in the judiciary and the wider legal profession.…

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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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Like A Job As A Monarch? Women May Now Apply!

Apr 21, 2008 The law that forces the daughter of a monarch to make way for her younger brother in the succession could be abolished under new equality legislation. Ministers want to give women equal rights to succeed the throne,…

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