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Fewer women attorneys are entering big law firms

NAWL study shows noted decline for first time in six years

According to a study by the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), fewer women entered big law firm practice. For the first time since the Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms launched in 2006, results marked a “noted decline” with women accounting for 47 percent of current first- and second-year associates at big firms, down from 48 percent in prior surveys.

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