Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Report on Women Lawyers and Obstacles to Leadership

The Massachusetts Equality Commission released a report today, Women Lawyers and Obstacles to Leadership:

The report tracks the career paths of nearly 1,000 women and men in Massachusetts law firms. The report shows revealing and inadequate firm responses to family factors affecting women—far more than men—which has resulted in a large scale exodus of women from the practice of law. The report also follows these women down their new career paths to organizations and companies that are more family-friendly—disproving the conjecture that women are choosing to stay at home rather than continue working in the legal field.


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