The Equity Project is an award-winning initiative designed to help close the gender gap in law by providing an economic incentive for change.
Through a $50 million pool of capital earmarked for financing commercial litigation and arbitration matters led by women, The Equity Project aims to give more women in law more opportunities for leadership that will advance their careers and level the playing field.
Burford has created a comprehensive guide to help women lawyers and their law firms understand how The Equity Project can help.
Equity Project 101 highlights include:
- How The Equity Project works
An explanation of what The Equity Project is, how it works and how women lawyers (and law firms and clients that are committed to promoting diversity) can leverage the capital pool.
- Key takeaways from the 2020 Equity Project Study
Highlights from the 2020 Equity Project Study: General Counsel and the gender gap in law, a report based on 77 interviews with general counsel and other senior in-house lawyers.
- The effects of origination credit on gender diversity at firms
A deep dive into why women lawyers are historically at a disadvantage when it comes to origination credit.
- Business development advice for women lawyers
Tips and tricks for women lawyers on developing a book of business and client relationship building.
- How the capital works in practice
A real-life case study demonstrating how The Equity Project has already helped women lawyers.