No one disputes the facts: i.e. that very few minorities have achieved partnership at the top law firms in the country. But the explanation for this reality is hotly disputed. A law professor at UCLA has ignited passions with a study that concludes that hiring practices are to blame (i.e. that in an effort to … Read more
Those are the unfortunate conclusions of a new study released by the ABA. “Of women attorneys of color, 44 percent reported being passed over for desirable assignments, compared with 39 percent of white women, 25 percent of men of color and only 2 percent of white men. (The study covered law firms of 25 lawyers … Read more
The ABA has just released a study documenting high rates of attrition for minority women in large law firms. You would think that law firms would have figured out by now how to address this problem. But then again, law firms are slow to change.
A partner and the director of professional development and diversity at Day Berry & Howard provide some tips on how to increase diversity.