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Gender gap still prevalent for female attorneys

Female law-firm partners still lag behind males in billing rates

While gender equity in business and the law is closer to a reality than ever, there are still significant differences in the cold, hard numbers that relate to pay rates for lawyers.

Recent studies have shown that women have achieved success in the compliance field, and that in the next several decades female CEOs will be more common than they are now. There are events that enable female in-house counsel to network and discuss important topics that could play a role in advancing that. But when one takes a look at the billing statistics of male and female attorneys, the disparity is glaring. 

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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