Study: Law Lags Behind Other Professions in Diversity - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 11, 2013

The legal profession lags behind other professions in diversity, according to two studies released this week. The percentage of African Americans and Hispanics is greater among financial managers (18.9 percent), physicians and surgeons (12.3 percent), and accountants and auditors (16.5 percent), than lawyers (8.4 percent) the Microsoft survey found. New statistics by the National Association for Law Placement show women and minorities made slight gains overall in representation in 2013, compared to 2012, though the gain for women was due to increases in the partnership ranks. The ABA Journal has the story.