The Commission's new online learning library provides access at no charge to resources on a wide range of issues important to the advancement of women lawyers: Grit and Growth Mindset, Leadership, Negotiating Compensation, and Women of Color. Access the learning library
Learning to Lead provides a concise road map of the latest collective wisdom on leadership and applies those principles to women lawyers. It also features interviews with 11 women legal leaders who share their lessons learned and tips for success. Read this book, take action, and chart your course to success.
This is a first-of-its-kind empirical study of the participation of women and men as lead counsel and trial attorneys in civil and criminal litigation, based on a random sample of all cases filed in 2013 in N.D. Ill. Download the report
Gender Equity Task Force
As of September 1, 2015, the Task Force has been absorbed by the Commission. For decades, studies have demonstrated that women lawyers are not paid at the same level as their male counterparts. In August 2012, ABA President Laurel G. Bellows appointed a blue-ribbon ABA Task Force on Gender Equity to recommend solutions for eliminating gender bias in the legal profession, with a principal focus on the disparity in compensation between male and female partners, and the Task Force implemented a series of projects to promote gender equity.
All of these publications and materials are available for downloading at no cost on the Task Force website.
Closing the Gap: A Road Map for Achieving Gender Pay Equity in Law Firm Parner Compensation
Power of the Purse: How General Counsel Can Impact Pay Equity for Women Lawyers
Toolkit for Gender Equity in Partner Compensation
What You Need to Know about Negotiating Compensation