Top Female Attorneys Continue To Earn Less Than Their Male Counterparts

Okay, the wage gap between men and women at top law firms isn't raven-in-front-of-the-Grand Canyon bad, but it is still outrageous.

Newsweek reports that at the nation’s most elite firms, women still are paid a lot less than men:

Even female attorneys within the highest-ranks of elite law firms are paid, on average, roughly $66,000 less than their male counterparts, according to a new study done by the Project for Attorney Retention and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

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The study, called “New Millennium, Same Glass Ceiling?,” found that the oft-cited explanation for the gap—that family responsibilities mean women are less ambitious, more distracted, and less productive than men—is ultimately an inadequate excuse.  The biggest contributing factors, according to the study’s authors, are not nearly as benign: they include stereotyping, gender bias, and even bullying and intimidation.

A copy of the study is at this link.

Tiny Top Hat Tip to Francie S.

Photo Credit:  Al_HikesAZ

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~ by siouxsielaw on July 13, 2010.

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