Joint Task Force on the Retention and Promotion of Women
About the Joint Task Force
More than three years ago, the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) forged a Joint Task Force on the retention and promotion of women in the profession. The purpose of the Joint Task Force is to explore real, practical solutions to the ongoing phenomenon of women leaving the profession, most notably from large, prestigious firms.
The LACBA-WLALA Joint Task Force invites your law firm or employer to become a signatory to the Call to Action. Signatories to the Call to Action agree to implement two initiatives in each of five priority areas by 2012 to attract, retain, and advance women lawyers. Participating law firms also agree to participate in a Coalition that works with the LACBA/WLALA Joint Task Force to provide a forum for continued collaboration, cross-firm sharing of measurements of success of women’s initiatives, and a formal network of firm leaders with a continuing commitment to advancing and retaining women lawyers. The Call to Action signatories are honored on the WLALA website. To join the Call to Action, please CLICK HERE. If you have any questions, you may contact the WLALA Office at (213) 892-8982.
Articles of Interest:
A 44% Pay Divide Between Male and Female Law Partners, Survey Says - The New York Times, October 12, 2016
How Women Can Be Assertive (Yet Lovable!) - The Careerist, June 12, 2016
This is Why Female Founders are Getting Nowhere With Funding - LinkedIn, May 4, 2016
Why GOOD Guys - Guys Overcoming Obstacles to Diversity - Are So Important - San Diego, February 5
Associations Now: Survey Reveals Gender Gap in Law Firms Stagnant in Last Decade, November 4, 2015
ABA's 9 ways to change the carnivorous partnership model and save BigLaw firms on February 5, 2015
Winning Negotiations: Why 'Women Don't Ask' on October 16, 2014
The New York Times' Great Expectations for Women Lawyers by Florence Martin-Kessler on November 11, 2013
ABA Journal's article Recession Hurting Legal Profession's Diversity Efforts Report Says published on February 4, 2010 by James Podgers
Newsweek's article Are We There Yet? written on March 19, 2010, published in magazine issue dated March 29, 2010 by Jessica Bennett, Jesse Ellison and Sarah Ball
California CEO's article Divided Not Conquered published in the October 2007 - Volume 7, Number 2 Issue by L. Rachel Helyar
The National Law Journal's article Count Them In: Big Corporations Set Aside $30 Million to Hire Minority- and Women-owned Law Firms published by Jeff Jeffrey
The LA Times article Female Lawyers Take a Firmer Stand on Equality in the Workplace, June 2015
The American Bar Assocations Commission on Women in the Profession Statistics and Reports
To view the Joint Task Force Retention and Promotion of Women Lawyers' Call to Action Signature Page, please CLICK HERE.