Walking Out The Door

November 2019 | $0

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A first-of-its-kind report from the American Bar Association and ALM Intelligence, “Walking Out the Door: The Fact, Figures, and Future of Experienced Women Lawyers in Private Practice,” addresses why senior women are far more likely than men to leave the practice of law.

The report, authored by Roberta D. Liebenberg and Stephanie A. Scharf, shows that women surveyed were far more likely than men to report factors that blocked their “access to success,” including lacking access to business development opportunities, being perceived as less committed to career and being denied or overlooked for promotion.

An outgrowth of the ABA Presidential Initiative on Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law, the study includes input from more than 1,200 big firm lawyers who have been in practice for at least 15 years.

Stephanie Scharf


Scharf, Banks & Marmor

Roberta D. Liebenberg

Senior Partner

Fine, Kaplan and Black

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