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Resources for Women Lawyers

Know of a resource that should be added to the list? Contact Cindy Neagle, Missouri Bar liaison to the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession.

General | Evaluation & Compensation | Reduced Hours | Work/Life Balance | Other Topics | Sister States | Professional Associations for Women Lawyers | Award Nominations

General (statistics, homepages, multi-topic resources)

ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Homepage
Statistics 2000-2013
ABA Women of Color Research Initiative

The Center for WorkLife Law

The Center for WorkLife Law Homepage
What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know (2013)
Effective Policies and Programs for Retention and Advancement of Women in the Law (2011)

National Association for Women Lawyers (NAWL)

National Association for Women Lawyers (NAWL)
Women Lawyers Journal (WLJ)
National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms (2014)
National Survey of Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms (2012)
On-Ramp Fellowship

Flex-Time Lawyers

Flex-Time Lawyers Homepage
Best Law Firms for Women (2013)
Law & Re-Order: Legal Industry Solutions for Restructure, Retention, Promotion, & Work/Life Balance (2010)

Women in Law Empowerment Forum

Catalyst: Women in the Law in the U.S. (2013)

Report of the Missouri Joint Commission on Women in the Profession (October 2015)

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Evaluation & Compensation

Fair Measure: Toward Effective Attorney Evaluations (2008)

ABA Gender Equity Task Force

ABA Gender Equity Task Force Homepage
What You Need to Know about Negotiating Compensation [PDF]
Closing the Gap: A Road Map for Achieving Gender Pay Equity in Law Firm Partner Compensation [PDF]
Toolkit for Gender Equity in Partner Compensation
Power of the Purse: How General Counsel Can Impact Pay Equity for Women Lawyers [PDF]

New Millennium, Same Glass Ceiling? The Impact of Law Firm Compensation Systems on Women (2010)
by The Project for Attorney Retention and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Negotiating Women, Inc.

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Reduced Hours

Flex Success: The Lawyers’ Guide to Balanced Hours (2011)

The Business Case for Reduced Hours

Reduced Hours, Full Success: Part-Time Partners in U.S. Law Firms (2009) [PDF]

Diversity and Flexibility Connection – Best Practices (2009) [PDF]

Solving the Part-Time Puzzle: The Law Firm’s Guide to Balanced Hours (2004)

Tips on Drafting a Flex-Time and Reduced-Time Policy (2003) [PDF]

Retention and Reduced Hours: The Untold Story About Why Women Leave the Workforce

Stepping into Your Shoes: It’s Time for Job Shares in Law Firms (2007) [PDF]

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Work/Life Balance

Why Work/Life Still Matters (2013) [PDF]

Three Keys to Selling and Achieving Work/Life Balance in Today’s Legal Market (2010) [PDF]

Increase Profits and Savings Through Work/Life Balance (2009) [PDF]

The Elusive Balance: Tips to Assess and Meet Your Work-Life Needs (2008) [PDF]

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Other Topics

The Rainmaking Study: How Lawyers' Personality Traits and Behaviors Drive Successful Client Development [PDF]

The Opt-In Project Report: Innovative Strategies for Retaining Female Talent [PDF]

Getting Back: The Path for Lawyers to Return to Practice (2007) [PDF]

Business Development Beyond Rubber Chicken Dinners (2005) [PDF]

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Sister States

District of Columbia

Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Initiative on Advancement and Retention of Women


Where Are We Now? A Report on the Occupational Status of Women Attorneys in Massachusetts (2009)
More Than Part Time: The Effect of Reduced Hours Arrangements on the Retention, Recruitment, and Success of Women Attorneys in Law Firms (2000)


Minnesota Women Lawyers Compendium Resource Database

Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness

Final Report of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Committee on Racial, and Gender Bias in the Justice System [PDF]
Justice in Balance: The Commission for Fairness Annual Report (2011) [PDF]

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Professional Associations for Women Lawyers

Networking, support, mentorship, leadership & service, pro bono projects, and more.


Association for Women Lawyers of Kansas City
Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis
Women Lawyers’ Association of Mid-Missouri
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) Women in the Legal Profession Section
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) Diversity Section
MATA Women’s Caucus  
Southern Missouri Women Lawyers  


National Association of Women Lawyers
Ms. JD (law students and young women lawyers)
ABA Women’s Caucus
ABA Women Rainmakers Committee
ABA Women’s Business Law Network

Lawyers of Color

National Bar Association Division of Women Lawyers
Mound City Bar Association (St. Louis)
Jackson County Bar Association (Kansas City)

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Award Nominations

Missouri Lawyers Media Women’s Justice Awards

ABA Margaret Brent Woman Lawyers Achievement Award

National Association of Women Lawyers Awards

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