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New survey finds even bigger gender gap in big law partner pay
Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: December 7, 2018, 4:28 pm
Dan Packel writes, "Awareness of the gender pay gap among law firm partners may be rising, thanks in part to a number of high-profile lawsuits. But the pay gap itself?
It may be getting worse.
That’s the lesson from a new partner compensation survey out Thursday from Major, Lindsey & Africa. The l
Americans value equality at work more than equality at home
Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: December 7, 2018, 4:26 pm
Claire Cain Miller writes, "Americans have grown increasingly likely to believe that women and men should have equal roles at work, in politics and at home. But a significant share still say that men’s and women’s roles should be different at home — even when they believe they should be equal at wor
Wall Street rule for the #MeToo era: Avoid women at all cost
Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: December 6, 2018, 1:49 pm
Gillian Tan and Katia Porzecanski write, "No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings.
In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took someth
Federal Judiciary gets its first 'judicial integrity officer'
Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: December 6, 2018, 1:46 pm
Tom McParland writes, "Jill Langley, the former director of workplace relations for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, has been named the federal judiciary’s first judicial integrity officer, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts announced Monday.
A longtime authority in employ
A Study of West Point shows how women help each other advance
Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: December 3, 2018, 11:49 am
Nick Huntington-Klein and Elaina Rose write,"Over the last several decades, women have made tremendous gains in many professions. Women physicians, for instance, were a rarity in the 1960s. Today, about 35% of physicians are women, and the representation will only increase as women—who constitute ov
Why female litigators leave big law—and what could get them to stay
Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: December 3, 2018, 11:44 am
Robert Storace writes, "The big picture in Big Law was drastically different 30 years ago when women were paid much less than men, had very few positions of power and—in some cases—would walk into a room and be mistaken for the court reporter.
Those days are fading, female lawyers say, but inequiti
Breaking the glass Ceiling: Women in the boardroom
Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: December 3, 2018, 11:07 am
From Paul Hastings: "Women account for nearly 50% of the world’s population and approximately 40% of the global workforce. However, women are consistently underrepresented on corporate boards of directors across the globe. Though many countries have made great strides in promoting women’s rights wit
Proving consent: Tech companies are creating apps to combat sexual assault
Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: December 3, 2018, 10:55 am
Jason Tashea writes, "When having sex in Sweden, “no” means “no” and “yes” must be explicit.
In May, the country’s Parliament passed a law stating that sex without consent is rape, making it the 10th European Union country to do so. Past laws required Swedish prosecutors to show that violence, or t
O'Melveny will use online games to evaluate potential summer associates
Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: December 3, 2018, 10:54 am
Debra Cassens Weiss writes,"O’Melveny & Myers will be evaluating potential summer associates through online games that measure traits such as effort, attention, planning, memory and flexibility.
O’Melveny is using the games developed by neuroscientists at a company called Pymetrics, according to a
Building toward a future
Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: December 3, 2018, 10:40 am
Eli Hager writes, "AT THE OLDEST WOMEN’S PRISON IN THE U.S., on the west side of Indianapolis, Vanessa Thompson sat on a bunk in her cell, watching television. It was early 2015, the seventeenth year of her incarceration.
On TV, then-mayoral candidate Joe Hogsett was talking about a stubborn Indian