The Equality Commission, a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association, released the results from a study entitled, “Women Lawyers and Obstacles to Leadership” on May 2. The study examined both genders’ ascension to make partner in law firms and was conducted by the MIT Workplace Center. The commission is the brainchild of the Hon. Nancy Gertner of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Commission representatives from the WBA, MBA and BBA turned to Mona Harrington, program director at the MIT Workplace Center, an expert on work-family research, to lead this eye-opening study.