49 posts categorized "Diversity"

Female Equity Partnership Rates Are Up! (Just Kidding)

If you dig hard enough, you'll find some nuggets of hope in the latest report on women in the legal profession. Part 1 of our two part report on NAWL's findings. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:27 PM on February 25, 2014 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Don't Look for Absolution in the Legal Profession

News about fabulist Stephen Glass, the English Maiden, and Dilworth's new chairman. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 6:04 AM on February 2, 2014 in Diversity, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (3)

Asian Associate Numbers Up; Black Associate Numbers Drop

A look at NALP's latest report on minorities. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:52 PM on January 30, 2014 in Diversity, Women | Comments (0)

Female Associate Numbers Decline—Again

NALP's latest report shows a stubborn decline for women in the legal profession. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:22 AM on December 11, 2013 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (4)

Should Firms Look at Economic Diversity in Hiring?

Guest blogger Robin Sparkman argues that it's time to take a broader definition of diversity in hiring associates. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 10:16 AM on December 2, 2013 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (3)

My Asian Eyes

TV anchorperson Julie Chen had cosmetic surgery to make herself more appealing (less Asian) to viewers. Would you go that far for your career? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:19 AM on September 17, 2013 in Diversity, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Money/Power | Comments (11)

Four Ways to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Women still aren't getting a fair shake at the firm--here's what can be done about it. Continue Reading

Posted by Rebekah Mintzer at 12:12 PM on August 16, 2013 in Advice, Diversity, Women | Comments (3)

The Most Diverse Law Firms Are...

Vault.com has released its diversity rankings, and a single firm has taken the number one spot throughout. Continue Reading

Posted by Rebekah Mintzer at 7:24 AM on August 12, 2013 in Diversity, Women | Comments (1)

News Briefs--Back to Law School and the Best Firms for Women

News about law schools and the best places to work in the law if you're a woman. Continue Reading

Posted by Rebekah Mintzer at 12:41 PM on August 7, 2013 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs, Women | Comments (2)

Sotomayor's Beloved $3 Million World

News and gossip edition: Are white Supreme Court justices too bland? Is Wachtell spawning super-bloggers? Who wants their kids to be lawyers? And more. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:42 PM on June 10, 2013 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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