In May 2007, attorney Patricia Gillette and a colleague published a report arguing that law firms must rethink traditional structures in order to survive and to keep women in the profession. Gillette found that the general response of law firm leaders was, "Are you nuts?" But fast-forward to the present, where the financial crisis has left law firms in a state of flux. Gillette says now is the time for firms to make necessary structural changes that will benefit all lawyers, but particularly women.
Could Structural Changes to Law Firms Crack the 'Glass Ceiling' for Women?
The American Lawyer
May 4, 2009