According to an article in the Dallas Morning News, “no law firm in Texas has a better record in recent years of promoting women to partner than Jackson Walker. Jackson Walker promoted 20 women to partner between 2012 and 2014, which was twice as many as any other Texas law firm.” The Texas Lawbook study found that: of the 404 lawyers elevated to partner between 2012 and 2014, 133 were women or 32.9%. Since 2012, nearly 60 percent of newly elected partners at Jackson Walker have been women. The article also highlighted the firm’s maternity leave mentor program, which helps better prepare women to reintegrate into their practice after maternity leave. The firm assigns a “go to” mentor for someone going on leave. Two weeks prior to going on leave, the mentor will work with the mentee’s section leader to put together a re-entry plan for the lawyer.

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