Survey: Women are mad as hell over law-firm pay gap

07/8/2010 | ABAJournal.com

A new study reveals a "deep vein of anger" among female partners because of the legal profession's pay disparities. Female lawyers earn 22% less than male lawyers, the survey found, which adds up to an average pay gap of $66,000 between male and female equity partners. "We knew there was a compensation gap, but we were surprised to find such intense dissatisfaction," says one of the study's authors.

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