London associates launch women’s pre-partnership network to promote talent retention

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  • Excellent initiative - well done. Female talent drain in the legal profession is a criminal waste of talent for law firms and wasted potential for individuals' potential. How can law firms be so focused on money coming in their front door when they let it drain out of the back door? The world of work needs to change. Talent drain is preventable. Women lawyers are the key to help the legal embrace change and achieve more with less.

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  • I think law firms may treat men pretty shoddily too and lots of them leave. Not sure why women are the key - perhaps you might like to explain.

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  • How about the guys? They also leave the firms in great numbers. They also don't want to spend a lifetime of pain and misery in an inhumane, soul-crushing environment.

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  • Another initiative aimed not at lawyers, but at female lawyers.

    Presumably these are talented female lawyers, but wouldn't they prefer to be talented lawyers?

    How does this help?

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  • Most law firms recruit men and women 50: 50 but by the time you reach the partnership there are often only around 10-15% female partners. In the pyramid structure of a law firm partnership, of course there will need to be attrition at every level, and it's right that people who aren't enjoying their career in law should leave. The problem is that disproportionate numbers of women leave.

    Clients frequently have more women around the boardroom table than the teams fielded by their law firms. GCs don't necessarily want to be dealing exclusively with male lawyers. There's a strong business case for gender diversity in law firms that goes beyond "doing the right thing", which - as we can see from "Yawn" - people find deeply tedious.

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