Female lawyers lag behind males in pay, status

Women make about $31,000 a year less than men and face a glass ceiling when trying to break into the upper echelons of law.
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2003

In the U.S., 30 per cent of lawyers and most law students are women – yet they lag behind men in both pay and status, according to a study released by the American Bar Association.

Women make about $31,000 a year less than male lawyers. And a glass ceiling still prevents women from achieving the upper ranks in law.

In the U.S., women account for: