With each January comes law firm announcements of partner promotions, usually featuring pictures of all the new partners smiling proudly. Each year, I am struck by how the faces are mostly of men, with one or two women represented among the larger group. These lopsided announcements are par for the course according to the findings in Law 360’s 2019 Glass Ceiling Report, which surveys the progress of women in the legal profession. This year’s sixth annual report finds that women remain woefully unrepresented in the field, especially at the higher echelons. The report finds that although women make up more than half of law school students, women represent just 36.3 percent of attorneys at firms, and of those, 45.5 percent are non-partners. Among partners, women represent only 24.5 percent of the group and account for just 21.5 percent of the equity partners.

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