According to a survey of the new partner class of 2011 released by the Project for Attorney Retention (PAR), law firms slid two percentage points in promotions of their women attorneys since last year, 32% compared to 34% in 2010.
From the press release:
In 2010, the National Association of Women Lawyers reported that while women comprise about 60% of staff attorneys, only 15% of equity partners are women. This is not good news for firms. As a recent MCCA study found, law firms with proportionate representation of women from staff attorneys through equity partner levels outperformed disproportionate firms by $20 million.
The report also lists all the firms included in the survey and their percentage of female new partners.
Project for Attorney Retention at UC Hastings College of the Law