Legal Issues

Report of the Sixth Annual National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL(R)) and The NAWL Foundation(R) released the results of their sixth annual Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms. The Survey is the only national study of the nation's 200 largest law firms which annually tracks the progress of women lawyers at all levels of private practice, including the most senior positions, and collects data on firms as a whole rather than from a subset of individual lawyers.
 
For the first time since the Survey began in 2006, there was a noted decline in the number of women entering big-firm practice.
 
"Women lawyers already leave big-firm practice at a greater pace than their male counterparts, and this narrowing of the pipeline at the entry level, however slight, only further decreases the pool of women available for promotion," said NAWL President Heather Giordanella, Counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
URL: 
http://nawl.timberlakepublishing.com/files/NAWL%202011%20Annual%20Survey%20Report%20FINAL%20Publication-ready%2011-9-11(2).pdf

Crossing the Line (2011)

Based on findings from a nationally representative survey conducted in May and June, 2011, this report presents the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12 and reveals some sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact it has on students' education.
 
The report concludes with concrete recommendations and promising practices for preventing sexual harassment directed at school administrators, educators, parents, students and community members.
URL: 
http://www.aauw.org/learn/research/crossingtheline.cfm

Report of the Review into the Treatment of Women at the Australian Defence Force Academy

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick has released the Report of the Review into the Treatment of Women at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

URL: 
http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/media/news/2011/104_11.html

Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later: Resources, Tools, Discussion Questions

Tool-kit on sexual harassment by GGE, AAUW, Stop Street Harassment & ACLU Women’s Rights Project.

 

URL: 
http://www.anitahill20.org/wp-content/uploads/AHToolKit_WEB.pdf
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