Statistics

Here’s a link to a compilation of statistics from the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession: A Current Glance at Women in the Law 2019 (updated April 2019)

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

NALP regularly reports statistics regarding women in law firms. Here’s a link to the 2018 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. The 2018 survey results may be found here.

Here’s a link to data on women judges in state courts from the National Association of Women Judges in partnership with Forster-Long, LLC.

For a report on State Supreme Court Diversity from the Brennan Center for Justice, click here.

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

Enjuris has compiled data on Where Women Go to Law School.

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.

In March 2018, the Law Society of England and Wales released survey results on gender equality in the legal profession

According to the US Census Bureau, More than 1 in 3 Lawyers are Women

Here’s a summary of gender diversity information prepared by Women Lawyer News

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 Legal Profession Statistics, as compiled by the American Bar Association.