Allyship and the Legal Profession in 2021
With Covid-19, #BLM and #metoo, the world is no longer the same and the legal industry will no longer operate in the business-as-usual ways that have promoted gender and racial disparity in the past.
It is no surprise that male lawyers out-earn their female counterparts. However, it is important to recognize disparities amongst women lawyers. According to the ABA’s 2020 Report, Left Out and Left Behind, while Asian and white women lawyers make 85 and 77 percent of what their white male counterparts earn, the statistics are even worse for Black and Latina women lawyers. Black and Latina female lawyers earn 61 and 53 percent of what their white male counterparts earn. Feminism must recognize intersectionality, and white and Asian women must be cognizant regarding issues of race in order to achieve a more equitable legal industry for women as a whole.
How can we, as white and Asian female law firm owners and managers, empower other attorneys, especially Black and Latina female attorneys, to take control of their future, enjoy freedom, gain business autonomy, improve their mental health, and make (more) money by starting their own law firm? Or for those attorneys who are not as entrepreneurially inclined, how can we as support and encourage our Black and Latina female lawyer friends ascend to positions of power in their existing law firms?
Join us for this exciting roundtable discussion where we will discuss these topics and more in an informal setting.
• Why recognizing racial disparity in law and pursuing meaningful allyship is so important in 2021;
• How these women-founded law firms are leading the way in allyship so as to support other women, minorities, and/or intersectional individuals in the ownership of law firms and, more broadly, in the practice of law.; and
• What has worked versus not worked in terms of diversity and inclusion efforts, and what needs to change in order to achieve more racial and gender parity in law.
The Women's Impact Network Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California
Marin County Bar Association Diversity Section
The Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle
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