Asians Account for Majority of Minority Increase

The majority of the percentage increase in minority associates in law firms over the last three years is due to increasing numbers of Asian associates, the ABA Journal reports. According to an article published by the National Association for Law Placement, of the 21 percent of associates in 2013 who were minorities, 10.48 were Asian, 4.10 were black and 3.82 were Hispanic. About 7 percent of partners are minorities. Among all partners, 2.67 percent are Asian, 1.78 percent are black, and 1.99 percent are Hispanic.