Law Firms Boost Partner Diversity, But More Work Needed

Jan. 29, 2020, 1:14 PM

Law firms are increasing the diverse partners in their ranks, but there is still a great deal of progress to be made, according to a new survey.

Target Numbers: The report from ChIPs and Diversity Lab shows how many law firms have (or haven’t) met target threshold percentages of women, minority, and LGBTQ+ lawyers.

Equity Gap: More progress has been made in each of these three diversity categories on the nonequity partner front than in equity partnerships at the law firms surveyed. For instance, only 7% of firms said their equity partnerships hit the set target threshold for gender ...

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