Women associate numbers drop for third straight year

, The National Law Journal


The picture for women and minorities at the nation's law firms changed only marginally during 2012, with the percentage of female associates declining slightly for the third year in a row, while the number of women and minority group members ticked up, according to NALP.

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    Hopefully this trend reverses itself, what the legal profession needs is talented women in the field of law who can bring a diverse viewpoint and different skills that may not be in certain firms. Women have made tremendous strides in the legal profession even a handful becoming Supreme Court Justices. That trend should be continued and stories like this show it can be in jeopardy.

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