NAWL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF 2013 SURVEY OF RETENTION AND PROMOTION OF WOMEN IN LAW FIRMS
04/05/2013

The NAWL Foundation has released the 2013 Survey of Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms, the 8th year in which the Foundation and its sister organization, NAWL, have sponsored objective research about the status of women in law firms.

Online PR News – 05-April-2013 – Chicago, IL – For Immediate Release
The NAWL Foundation announced today that it has fielded the 2013 Survey of Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms, the 8th year in which the Foundation and its sister organization, NAWL, have sponsored objective research about the status of women in law firms and the factors that enhance or impeded the advancement of women in firms. The 2013 Survey will focus on benchmarking the roles that men and women play in law firm positions, and cover such issues as: are women joining firms, as new associates or laterals, at the same rate as they were five years ago? Has there been progress in equalizing pay between women and men lawyers who are at the same level of seniority? Are there certain types of governance structures that are more likely to advance women than others? To what extent are the dynamics the same or different for women of color? How does law firm succession planning – or the lack of it – impact the prospects for advancement of women?

The NAWL Survey is the only national study of the nation's 200 largest law firms which annually tracks the progress of women lawyers at all levels of private practice, including the most senior positions, and collects data on firms as a whole rather than from a subset of individual lawyers. The results of the 2013 Survey are expected to be published in Fall 2013.

For more information, about The NAWL Foundation’s research and charitable activities, please visit www.nawlfoundation.org.