Written by: Daphne Higgs and Laura Zagar
It’s no secret that women, particularly women of color, have for decades faced tremendous hurdles when it comes to achieving equal opportunities and compensation in the legal industry.
Despite nearly two decades of parity in the enrollment of women and men in law schools, women lawyers represent a minority of equity partners across the Am Law 200. The statistics are even more disheartening when focused solely on women of color.
While progress has been made, the legal industry’s work toward equality has a long way to go. This was true before the pandemic, but COVID-19 is setting gender equality back even further.