“Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem / Baby girl, respect is just a minimum.” — Lauryn Hill


On Tuesday, the National Association of Women Lawyers released the Ninth Annual National Survey On Retention And Promotion Of Women In Law Firms. Lauren Stiller Rikleen introduces this report by stating:

In 2006, the National Association of Women Lawyers issued its NAWL Challenge: Increase the number of women equity partners, women chief legal officers, and women tenured law professors to at least 30 percent by 2015. As reported in the First Annual NAWL Survey, “The impetus for the Survey grew from the now familiar ‘50/15/15’ conundrum: For over 15 years, 50 percent of law school graduates have been women yet for a number of years, only about 15 percent of law firm equity partners and chief legal officers have been women.”

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