The scales of justice are beginning to balance as an increasing number of women enter the legal profession. In the UK, it is an even 50% split of gender representation, while in the U.S., female lawyers make up 70% of staff attorneys.

But take a closer look and statistics reveal that in the U.S. only 15% of partners in law firms are women, and they earn less than their male counterparts. Meanwhile in the UK, women lawyers make up 18% of partners from the country's most prestigious law firms.

CNN asked six leading lawyers in the United States and Britain to tell us what can be done to make the law a more balanced profession

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