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July 29, 2021, 4:02 AM

ABA Lawyer Profile Shows Few Women, Minority Gains Over Decade

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Women and minorities made only minimal gains in joining law firm ranks over the past decade, American Bar Association data released Thursday shows.

The percentage of women lawyers increased to 37% in 2021 from 33% in 2011, according to the ABA’s 2021 Profile of the Legal Profession.

Black and Native American representation in the legal industry decreased slightly in the last 10 years, while Hispanic and Asian lawyers gained less than a percentage point each. Multiracial people made up 2% of all lawyers, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders comprised 0.3%.

The report compiles survey data collected by the ABA and information from ...

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