Philadelphia – October 23, 2008 – While women comprise nearly half of the nation’s law students, at least one group estimates that women will not achieve parity with men in law firm partnerships until 2088. 


And, according to the group, Catalyst Inc. of New York, a group whose mission is to “expand opportunities for women and business,” women of color face additional barriers.  Challenges for women attorneys also exist inside major corporations. 


Catalyst was represented on the faculty of a conference hosted this summer by BVR Legal (formerly Mealey Conferences), where topics ranged from work/life balance to getting ahead in the legal profession. 


Whether or not the 80-year path to parity will play out, women clearly face obstacles at law firms and companies.  BVR Legal will again provide guidance to women advocates with “Women in the Legal Profession: Achieving Partnership,” a teleconference scheduled for Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. ET.   The price of the program is just $99 for an individual or $199 for conference room access (number of listeners unlimited).  This professional education program is fully accredited for CLE. 


For more information go to, and click on “Teleconferences & Webinars” or call customer service at (503) 291-7963.   


BVR Legal, formerly Mealey Conferences and now a division of Business Valuation Resources LLC, is an education and information company serving attorneys and business experts in complex disputes involving insurance, torts and business assets.