Statistics

The  ABA Commission on Women in the Profession  has done a great job in collecting statistical information on women lawyers from a variety of sources. Here’s a link to a compilation of statistics: A Current Glance at Women in the Law 2017 (updated January 2017)

Here is an overview from Catalyst:  Women in Law in Canada and the U.S.

Here’s data from The AmLaw Daily on women and partnership in the largest US law firms:  Women Partner Watch 2013: Gaining Ground; The Women Partner Watch Honor Roll

NALP regularly reports statistics regarding women in law firms. Here’s a link to the 2016 Report on Diversity in US Law Firms

Since 2006, as part of the NAWL 2015 Challenge, which called for the doubling of women equity partners in law firms and women chief legal officers by 2015, the National Association  of Women Lawyers has completed an annual survey on the Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms.

Here’s a link to data on women in the judiciary from The American Bench, Forster-Long, LLC, via the National Association of Women Judges.

For the most current and easiest-to-access numbers on women in the federal judiciary, check in with the National Women’s Law Center.

Since 1990, Lawyers Club of San Diego has published an Equality Survey, tracking local employment statistics for women lawyers in public agencies and private law firms.

Take a look at how statistics were brought to life in this short video by the Federal Bar Association.

And to put all the numbers above in context, check out these Lawyer Demographics, as compiled by the American Bar Association.