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Why Women Attorneys Get Paid Less: What’s Gender Bias Got to Do With it

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Elimination of Bias

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Elimination of Bias |  Legal Ethics
Philip Bogdanoff, Esq.
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Women lawyers’ median weekly pay is 26.5% less than male lawyers and the pay gap is larger for partners and only getting worse. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has commented that the gender pay gap is “an embarrassing reality of our economy.” In this presentation we review the history of the gender pay gap and determine if there has been any progress in the last 50 years.

We will examine the causes of the gender pay gap and suggestions on how to eliminate it. Further, we will discuss a law in the United Kingdom that requires all companies with over 250 employees to file a yearly gender pay gap report with the difference between the average pay of men and women in an organization.

We will review gender pay gap reports of legal firms in the United Kingdom and determine if this reporting requirement has helped bridge the gender pay gap.

Attorneys have described this presentation as "concise," "informative" and "a great comprehensive program".



Philip Bogdanoff, Esq.'s Profile

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Philip Bogdanoff is a nationally recognized continuing legal education speaker on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and other related topics. Previously, as an attorney, he served as assistant prosecutor in the Summit County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office for more than 25 years, beginning in 1981. Mr. Bogdanoff argued cases before the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals and twenty cases before the Ohio Supreme Court including six death penalty cases - before retiring as a senior assistant prosecutor. 
He is the author of numerous articles on ethics, professionalism and other related legal topics and has taught the members of numerous organizations including the National Association of Legal Administrators, as well as numerous state and local Bar associations, Prosecuting Attorney's Associations, and law firms. More information about Mr. Bogdanoff is available on his Web site at



Wed, Jul 17, 2024 - 11:00am to 11:58am MDT
Wed, Aug 28, 2024 - 11:00am to 11:58am MDT



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 251


Devin S - North Berwick, Maine

"Being more open with salary"

Andrew C - Atlanta, Georgia

"Transparency in reporting. "

Elizabeth F - Portland, Maine

"Be open with colleagues about pay "

Allison F - Brewer, Maine

"check public disclosures of wage laws"

Nancy M - Cumberland Foreside, Maine

"We must push law firms to employ better strategies to ensure fair pay."

Alexandra J - South Portland, Maine

"Removing names from resumes."

Samuel S - Washington, District of Columbia

"That public sector attorneys have a lower gender pay gap than private sector."

Mary S - Boston, Massachusetts

"Talking with colleagues about their pay for comparison."

Peter G - Portland, Maine

"Differentiate between money time and family time"

Samuel B - Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Keep an eye on issue pay of women in our field."