Above The Law, a cheeky website that reports on the more sensational happenings in the legal profession (aka "dirt") often points the finger at big law firms, and in fact, the entire legal profession, as being discriminatory against women.
Staci Zarestky, writer for Above The Law, makes a good point that you don't often see men complaining about not being paid on par with their female cohorts. In a January 7, 2013 article, she reported statistics on women in law that are even worse than those of the Fortune 500: "... in the Am Law 200, women hold only 20 percent of the positions on firm governance committees. What's worse is that only four percent of Am Law 200 firms have a firmwide managing partner who's a woman. So much for girl power."
In a colorful, finger-pointing article, "Which Biglaw Office Has Promoted Only One Woman To Partner In 25 Years," she pokes at White & Case, a Florida law firm with more than 90 lawyers, "It seems like a really fun place to work, as long as you have a [male organ]."
More Good Reads From Staci Zaretsky
- Overweight Women Continue To Be Judged Harshly For Everything, Everywhere - Including Courtrooms
- The Law of 'Irresistible Attraction': In Iowa, If Your Boss Thinks You're Hot, You're Going to Need to Find Another Job
- The Women of Biglaw Are Still Trapped In Staff Attorney Binders (Inequalities Between Men and Women In Legal Professions)