213 posts categorized "Women"

An Uncomfortable Client

Why would a firm like Mayer Brown take on this kind of client with this kind of cause? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:01 PM on March 2, 2014 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

What Firms Won't Talk About—the Gender Gap in Pay

More firms are refusing to participate in NAWL's survey on women—and many won't answer questions about their partners' compensation. Part 2 of our two part series on NAWL's survey. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:18 PM on February 26, 2014 in Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

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)

We Are All Barbie

Barbie is the ultimate career gal—she's been a prom queen, astronaut, and lawyer—and much, much more. How sexist to pick on her for the way she looks! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:21 PM on February 17, 2014 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Women | Comments (4)

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)

Powerful Women Are Scary (and Kinky)

Are strong women not portrayed fairly in the media? A look at the recent fuss over Hillary Clinton's depiction as a giant leg. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 1:54 PM on January 28, 2014 in Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Women | Comments (2)

Kids Won't Kill Your Career, Says Study

A new study finds that economists with two or more kids outperform colleagues who are childless or have just one child. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:37 PM on January 21, 2014 in Home/Work, Women | Comments (0)

Crystal Ball, Oh Crystal Ball

The Careerist's top 9 predictions for the new year. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 1:58 PM on January 9, 2014 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (3)

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)

Time to Come Out with Your Househusband?

Many female partners at law firms have stay-at-home spouses. They just don't like to admit it. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:09 PM on December 10, 2013 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (6)

About The Careerist

The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering.

About Vivia Chen

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: [email protected]

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