What many companies seem to have forgotten is that for parents, there are no do-overs. The prom, the volleyball game, the school play, the first date … these things happen only once. And while there will always be sacrifices and conflicts, working parents should not have to miss as many milestones as they often do.
If there's one minority group that seems poised for success in Big Law, it's Asian-Pacific Americans. Though they constitute only about 5 percent of the U.S. population, APAs are arguably punching above their weight in this sector. At virtually every rung of the career ladder, their numbers are rising.more»
Over the last three years women lawyers promoted to Am Law 200 partnerships reached 32.7%. CLI member organizations with new partner classes with at least 30% women for the last three years include: Fox Rothschild, Gordon & Rees, Littler, Morrison & Foerster, Ogletree Deakins, and Perkins Coie. CLI member organizations with new partner classes with at least 30% women in two of the last three years include: Dorsey & Whitney, Faegre Baker Daniels, and Kutak Rock.more»
The situation for ambitious women in big law firms has improved slightly. Over the last three years, the percentage of women lawyers promoted to Am Law 200 partnerships reached 32.7 percent. When we examined a similar sample at the start of 2012, we pegged the female partner promotion rate at 30 percent. The latest result shows progress toward making the partnerships of the 200 top-grossing firms in the land more diverse.more»
The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which gives 87 Am Law 200 firms a perfect score of 100 for their policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, an increase from the 81 Am Law 200 firms that earned top marks last year. Other Am Law 200 firms on the 100-point scale for HRC’s index include 26 snagging scores of 90 or above and 59 scoring between 45 and 80 points.more»
Reducing class size and shaking up grading systems could help close the gender gap in professional schools, suggests new research in the Journal of Legal Studies. Authors Daniel Ho and Mark Kelman, both professors of law at Stanford University, say that common professional school pedagogies, such as the Socratic and adversarial methods, may put women at a disadvantage when class sizes are big.more»
Women are not equally represented at the top of corporate America because of the basic facts of motherhood: Even the most ambitious women scale back at work to spend more time on child care. At least, that is the conventional wisdom. But it is not necessarily true for many women, according to a new study of Harvard Business School alumni. Instead, it found, women in business overwhelmingly want high-achieving careers even after they start families.more»
Ten years ago, one state recognized same-sex marriages — Massachusetts. As of Oct. 7, some 35 states had legalized it, led by the U.S. Supreme Court's Oct. 6 denial to review appellate decisions from five states that invalidated same-sex marriage bans. The enormity of this moment in history cannot be understated.more»