Category: DEI

The Billable Hour “Hurts Women’s Careers”? No Kidding!

April 16, 2019
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Recently, Legal Week highlighted another aspect of the billable hour-alternate fee arrangement debate: not only do clients grumble about the question of value when attorneys are incentivized to bill as much as possible, but the billable hour might also be impeding women’s career paths.

How’s that? Well, some women lawyers argue that the structure dings them...

Do Men and Women Network Differently?

April 9, 2019
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A recent study of new male and female MBAs discussed in the Harvard Business Review reveals interesting gender differences in social networks—both the makeup of those groups and the value they provide their members. It will come as no surprise that while both men and women credit their social networks with aiding professional advancement, women need a few different kinds of...

Calling All Law Reporters: We Can Help You Find More Diverse Expert Sources

February 26, 2019
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Are you a reporter looking to connect with a more diverse group of expert sources? You’ve come to the right place. As any journalist working in 2019 knows, one key to writing richer, more credible, and more nuanced stories is seeking out the voices of underrepresented people to provide information readers need. In working with our law firm leader clients, we encourage them to put forward the outstanding and high-potential women and people of color within their firms to provide technical...

Minority Recruitment Still Failing to Yield Diversity at the Top

January 22, 2019
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The National Association for Law Placement recently published its 2018 Report on Diversity in U.S. Law Firms, with some promising results. The number of women in law firms has steadily increased for three years in a row and, overall, women and minorities managed to make small gains as partners. However, black representation among associates dropped in 2018.

Although the representation of women, minorities, and minority women...