Bloomberg Law
Jan. 6, 2017, 8:11 PM

Law Firms Struggle to Hire and Keep Black Women

Stephanie Russell-Kraft

During the past decade, law firms have struggled to make even incremental gains in the numbers of minorities and women lawyers in their ranks.

But one group has been particularly elusive: women of color — specifically black women.

That’s according to a report published earlier this week by the National Association for Law Placement that found the number of black women lawyers at law firms essentially remains unchanged even as other groups showed modest gains.

NALP’s data comes from its law firm directory, which currently tracks over 112,000 lawyers from 1,082 law offices at approximately 700 firms, according to the ...

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