Bloomberg Law
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:56 AM

Women Law Firm Associate Numbers Back to Pre-Recession Level

Elizabeth Olson
Elizabeth Olson
Special Correspondent

The number of women associates working at law firms bounced back in 2018 to a pre-Great Recession level, according to a new report on firm diversity.

The 2018 Report on Diversity in U.S. Law Firms, released by the National Association for Law Placement on Wednesday, indicated that 45.91 percent of associates at firms were women last year. That exceeds the 45.66 percent that NALP found were at firms in 2009.

The 2018 stats may not have beaten the 2009 mark by much, but they certainly exceed numbers posted by the industry in the intervening years, which dipped into the ...

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