Diversity & the Bar Magazine

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Inside this issue:

The Pay Gap

Between Men and Women in the Legal Profession Continues to Widen.

Mid-career women lawyers earn 80 percent of what their male counterparts make-and the gap is even greater in large law firms, amounting to a pay disparity of $100,000 annually.

That's according to a major longitudinal study, After the J.D., (AJD) which found that the salary disparity begins early in a woman's career and widens as her career progresses.

By Jonathan Groner

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At The Top:

Women GCs in Hard Hat Industries

What drives women to pursue jobs at companies that are traditionally male-dominated? Find out what advice they have for attorneys contemplating entering into a business environment in which they are the minority.

By Lydia Lum


If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now

The challenges facing new attorneys are greater than ever. To help new attorneys, seasoned leaders, including firm partners, offer their reflections and advice gleaned over years of hard work.

By Dianne Hayes


Lawyer's Lantern

Judge Charles N. Clevert Jr.

"The most challenging part of my job is sentencing people in criminal cases. It's an incredible responsibility because you can see clearly how it affects not just the individual who is before you as a defendant, but also the community and the victims of crime."

By Patrick Folliard

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Notes from the President & CEO


MY ALMOST TEENAGE DAUGHTER RECENTLY TOLD ME THAT SHE IS CONSIDERING A CAREER IN THE LAW. She said that she was influenced after watching my closing argument in a jury trial I conducted seven years ago. I was flattered, but I also have mixed feelings about her career choice.

In this month's cover story, "The Pay Gap between Men and Women in the Legal Profession Continues to Widen" we follow a group of lawyers in the study, After the J.D. We are reporting on the third wave of this study that followed 9,000 lawyers who graduated in 2000. The disparity between gender salaries began almost immediately after law school with women making five percent less than their male counterparts in 2002. By the second round of interviews in 2007, the income gap was 13 percent and it grew to 20 percent in 2012.

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  Joseph K. West President and CEO of MCCA

Joseph K. West
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President & CEO
Joseph K. West

Founder and
Publisher Emeritus

Lloyd M. Johnson Jr.

Kimberly A. Howard, CAE


Don Cooksey

Design/Art Direction
Creative Solutions


MCCA Staff
Mahzarine Chinoy
David Chu
Donna Crook
Charles H. Hollins, Jr.
Jessica Martinez
Aracely Muñoz Petrich
Andrea Pimm


Contributing Writers
Laurie Adamson
Tom Calarco
Patrick Folliard
Jason Goitia
Jonathan Groner
Dianne Hayes
Lydia Lum
Lekan Oguntoyinbo

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MCCA's 2013 Rising Stars

The old guard is about to hand over the reins to a bright new corps of attorneys who will confront unforeseen challenges as they shepherd the profession into a new world where diversity will matter more than ever.

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