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Survey Regarding Women Lawyers in Latin America

It is well documented that women lawyers are significantly under-represented in the legal profession in Latin America, both in law firms and in corporate legal departments.

In an effort to determine the reasons for this under-representation, the Vance Center and Latin Lawyer are undertaking a survey of lawyers and law firms in the region. The survey will seek to identify issues that are preventing women lawyers from advancing in the legal profession in Latin America. The survey will look at challenges such as business development, networking, and mentoring and will try to identify “best practices” to address some of the barriers. To develop the survey, analyze its results, and recommend best practices, the Vance Center and Latin Lawyer will convene focus groups and meetings with pioneering women attorneys, leading firms, and professional organizations in the U.S. and Latin America. We anticipate that this project will provide law firms and corporate legal departments with the tools they need to improve women’s advancement in the profession. To read the full document, click here.