Partnership Tiers & Tracks

Despite Small Gains in the Representation of Women and Minorities Among Equity Partners, Broad Disparities Remain (NALP Bulletin, June 2015) — Equity partners in multi-tier law firms continue to be disproportionately white men. New figures from NALP show that in 2014, only 17.1% of equity partners were women and only 5.6% were racial/ethnic minorities.

The Representation of Women and Minorities Among Equity Partners Sees Slow Growth, Broad Disparities Remain (NALP Bulletin, March 2014) — Equity partners in multi-tier law firms continue to be disproportionately white men. A new analysis of recent data by NALP shows that in 2013, only 16.5% of equity partners are women and only 5.4% are minority.

The Demographics of Equity - An Update (NALP Bulletin, February 2013) — Are equity partners in multi-tier law firms disproportionately white men? The answer is decidedly yes — and new data are helping us to describe the unequal representation of men and women and minority and non-minority law firm partners in these firms with additional precision.

Partnership Tiers and Tracks (NALP Bulletin, February 2010) — Over two-thirds of the offices represented in the 2009-2010 NALP Directory of Legal Employers reported two or more partnership tiers, compared with fewer than half reporting two or more tiers in 2001 and just over one-third in 1995.

Partnership Tiers and Tracks (NALP Bulletin, February 2002) — Almost half of the offices represented in the 2001 NALP Directory of Legal Employers reported two or more partnership tiers, compared with just over one-third in 1995. Information provided by law offices for 2001 reveals that seven- or eight-year partnership tracks remain the most common, accounting for about 44% and 36%, respectively, of the total.

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