The Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, in partnership with the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership, has released the results of its "Survey of Workplace Conduct and Behaviors in Law Firms."
Conducted in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the survey sought to offer a better understanding of workplace behaviors in the law firm setting, identify employer responses to misconduct, and offer recommendations aimed at fostering safe and inclusive office environments. Among its findings, the survey determined that improper conduct frequently occurs as a result of "unchecked power imbalances," which also discouraged many respondents from reporting their experiences.
The survey was open to anyone who works or has worked in a law firm in Massachusetts, whether or not the firm has offices outside the commonwealth. Click here to read the survey in its entirety.