Diversity

634 ABA Journal Diversity articles.

UK Survey Finds Male Lawyers Earn $38K More than Females

Male lawyers in the United Kingdom make about $38,000 more a year on average than female lawyers.

The median annual pay for male solicitors in private practice is 60,000 pounds…

More Tyco Work for BigLaw UK Firm Under Unusual Billing Scheme

A major U.K.-based international law firm stands to get a six-figure bonus this year from a corporate client if it meets certain goals, including having women comprise at least 25…

New Law Dean at UC Davis is First Latino in the Position

Kevin Johnson was confirmed today as the new law school dean at the University of California at Davis by the school’s board of regents.

He is the first Latino to…

Diversity Manager Hiring Rises, But Are They Effective?

Corrected: Last year, 50 percent of law firms had designated diversity managers, and according to a new Altman Weil survey, that number has risen to nearly 60 percent.

All 80…

In Diversity Effort, Utilities Beef Up Summer Associate Programs

Some energy companies are helping law students get critical experience with expanded summer associate programs.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s legal department is expanding its summer program from four weeks…

Coke Reviews Diversity at Outside Law Firms, Honors Shook Hardy

The Coca-Cola Co. sent a questionnaire to its 18 outside law firms asking about their diversity practices, then honored Shook, Hardy & Bacon for good results.

The soft drink company…

Major U.K. Law Firms are Becoming LGBT-Friendlier

A number of leading British law firms have become more supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender attorneys and employees in recent years, making the legal profession one of the…

Would-Be Legal Secretary is Now Partner

Amy Walpole’s typing skills were not the greatest. But that’s no longer an issue for the would-be legal secretary.

The United Kingdom law firm at which she initially sought a…

Skadden Primes Minority Pipeline with $9.6M Program

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is celebrating its 60th anniversary by funding a $9.6 million honors program designed to encourage minority students at the City College of New York…

Clifford Chance Launches New Women’s Network

In the midst of calls for more diversity at major London law firms and a lawsuit by a former female attorney claiming that she was merely window-dressing, a United Kingdom-based…

First Female Judge Named in United Arab Emirates

The president of the United Arab Emirates has appointed the federation’s first female judge.

Acting in his role as the ruler of Abu Dhabi, the wealthiest of the seven member-states…

Top Lawyers to Consider Diversity Initiatives at Upcoming Summit

More than 100 general counsel and law firm managing partners plan to focus on specifics when they meet next month in Arizona on improving diversity in the profession.

The conference,…

BigLaw ‘Ghetto’? Former Staff Attorney Raps Covington’s D.C. Office

A former staff attorney at Covington & Burling’s office in Washington, D.C., contends that the law firm is improving its diversity profile by hiring black lawyers for low-level “ghetto” positions.

More Law Firms Focus on Pipeline Projects

More law firms are funding pipeline projects in an effort to find promising minority students at an earlier stage.

The goal is to reach high school and college students, spurring…

Practicing on Faith

In an unassuming office park in a quiet Chicago suburb, six lawyers are planning a revolution. The six are American women of the Muslim faith, and they have started what…

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