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Gender Pay Gap Continues

December 3, 2007

The November 19th issue if the National Law Journal reported that
“[t]he income gap between men and women grows as attorneys move up the partnership ranks at the nation’s 200 largest firms, according to the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL).” NAWL published its second annual survey on the retention and promotion of women lawyers, and reported that at each level of promotion, women earn less than men. On average, firms pay male non-equity partners about $27,000 more per year than women non-equity partners, and male equity partners approximately $90,000 more than women equity partners. NAWL reported a similar gap in pay for in-house counsel. Law departments pay men about $20,000 more than women.

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