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.
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:
•5 per cent of managing partners or large law firms;
•10 per cent of law school deans and corporate counsels; and
•15 per cent of federal judges.
Stereotypes about women, inadequate support networks and hours and workplace structures that do not easily accommodate family life contribute to the discrepancy.
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