Update: This survey is now closed. To read articles based off the survey data, please see the articles below.
Survey Results: Why are Women Really Leaving Firms? published in the Orange County Lawyer Magazine (March, 2016)
Why Lawyers Leave Law Firms and What Firms Can Do About It, published in the American Bar Association’s online journal, Law Practice Today (April, 2016)
We Need YOUR Opinion!
Attorney flight from law firms, especially for women, is well-known and documented. Some leave the law altogether, while others seek different law firms, legal careers, or alternative ways to practice law. Many law firms are already doing a lot to retain talented attorneys like providing part-time programs and mentors. Despite efforts, attorneys continue to leave. We became curious about not only why attorneys leave law firms, but about specifically what law firms can do to make attorneys stay, so we designed a survey to find out.
The purpose of our survey is to collect information about what law firms can do to retain talented attorneys like you. Rather than talking to industry leaders or to attorneys remaining in law firms, we want to know what YOU think: If you previously worked at a law firm or legal job and left due to dissatisfaction, or if you identify yourself as someone who believes that your law firm missed an opportunity to retain you, please take a few minutes to take our survey.
The survey will take approximately 5 minutes. Your response will be anonymous and confidential, and does not require your name or contact information. All responses will be compiled together and analyzed as a group. We greatly appreciate your willingness to take the survey and share your thoughts. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] Thank you in advance for your time!
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