International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today the Firm has earned a place on the prestigious 2014 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women list. This is the seventh time Dorsey has been recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women”.
Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, “An amazing abundance of female talent has poured into the field of law. It is critical that this talent is allowed to succeed, and that the culture of the law industry adjusts to the work life needs of women. The Best Law Firms for Women are leading the way for all law firms to follow. ”
The survey found that 20% of lawyers at the winning firms use full-time flex-time work arrangements and the percentage of lawyers who work reduced hours grew. The representation of women at the equity partner, non-equity partner and counsel levels has also continued to increase since 2007.
“We are pleased to be recognized once again as a Best Law Firm for Women,” said Ken Cutler, Dorsey’s Managing Partner. “Being a women-friendly workplace, we are committed to having the policies and infrastructure in place to enable our attorneys to manage their professional and personal lives in the way that works best for them. We believe this benefits our lawyers as individuals, the Firm as a whole, and, most importantly, the clients we all serve.”
To view the full list of the 2014 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women, which includes the percentage of female partners and the percentage of each firm’s lawyers who work reduced hours, among other key highlights, please visit: www.workingmother.com/law14.
Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers founded the 50 Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007 to celebrate the law firms that are most successful in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The goal is also to give law firms the benchmarking tools to enable them to improve the status of women in their firms in the future.