Research - Diversity & Flexibility Alliance

To better understand how organizations can utilize diversity and flexibility for growth and sustainability, we use our research to uncover gaps and develop best practices for creating greater impact.

Flexibility Benchmarking Survey Report

To address the need for more holistic data on flex work usage and in response to member feedback, the Alliance launched a survey to track the progress of workplace flexibility in U.S. law firms. The report examines the types of flexibility and leave policies firms have implemented, how well they are utilized, how working flexibly affects promotion and leadership opportunities, and the types of support available for those who work flexibly.

The 2017 Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Survey is now open!  For more information about this year’s survey, please visit our Insights blog.  The deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday, September 22, 2017.

Alliance Members: Visit the Member Resource Center to access the survey.

Non-Members: Contact Denise Robinson at denise@dfalliance.com for more information on how to participate.

 

2016

The 2016 Flexibility Benchmarking Survey Report encompasses over 18,000 lawyers at 28 law firms in the U.S.

2016 Flexibility Benchmarking Survey Executive Summary

Alliance members may access the full report in the Member Resource Center.

2015

Press Release

The 2015 Flexibility Benchmarking Survey Executive Summary has been archived.

Alliance members may access the full report in the Member Resource Center.

2014

Press Release

The 2014 Flexibility Benchmarking Survey Executive Summary has been archived.

Alliance members may access the full report in the Member Resource Center.

New Partner Report

The Alliance collects, analyzes, and reports data on the share of women in new partner classes in the U.S. on an annual basis. The 2016 New Partner Report is now available – view the report HERE

2016

The 2016 New Partner Report consists of data for 134 of the nation’s largest law firms, including Alliance member firms.

2016 New Partner Report – Data

Press Release

Alliance Members may access the full report in the Member Resource Center.

2015

Press Release

Data for the 2015 New Partner Report has been archived.

Alliance Members may access the full report in the Member Resource Center.

2014

Press Release

Data for the 2014 New Partner Report has been archived.

Alliance Members may access the full report in the Member Resource Center.

2013

Press Release

Data for the 2013 New Partner Report has been archived.

Alliance Members may access the full report in the Member Resource Center.

Corporate Research Initiative

The Corporate Research Initiative will explore the intersection of diversity and flexibility in a sample of the nation’s most prominent companies. This includes examining the availability and usage of flexible work policies, and their relationship to retaining and promoting top, diverse talent in corporate law departments and their broader organizations.

If your organization is interested in discussing its diversity and flexibility initiatives, please contact Denise Robinson.

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For more information about the Alliance’s research initiatives, contact Denise Robinson.