"Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks." — Warren Buffett

Women comprise 47 percent of law students and 44 percent of associates in law firms, but just 20 percent of law firm partners. While there is a rich pipeline of women available to advance in law firms, fewer than half actually ascend to partnership.

It is a tremendous gap, one that the National Association of Women Lawyers sought to close. In 2006, NAWL proposed a challenge to increase the number of women equity partners, women general counsel and women tenured law professors to at least 30 percent by 2015.  MORE >