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The WILEF 2017 Gold Standard Certification Period Begins

Mar 03, 2017, By WILEF

The application for the WILEF 2017 Gold Standard Certification is now available. Requests for the application and questions should be made to WILEF’s Co-Founder and Global Chair, Elizabeth Anne “Betiayn” Tursi via email at elizabethtursi@aol.com.

Applications must be received on or before June 1, 2017 for inclusion in the initial list of Gold Standard Firms, to be published in mid-June, 2017 (no extensions will be granted), or by December 12, 2017 for 2017 Gold Standard Certification.

For 2017 Gold Standard Certification, a meaningful percentage means that the firm satisfies four or more of the following criteria:

• 20% of equity partners or, alternatively, 33% or more of the attorneys becoming equity partners during the past twelve months are women
• 15% of firm and U.S. branch office heads are women equity partners
• 20% of the firm’s governance committee are women equity partners
• 20% of the firm’s compensation committee or its equivalent are women equity partners
• 25% of the firm’s practice group/department heads are women equity partners
• 15% of the top half of the firm’s equity partners in terms of compensation are women
• 7% of women equity partners are women of color or 3.5% of women equity partners are LGBT [NEW]