Bloomberg Law
Feb. 2, 2021, 5:02 AM

Women, Minorities Make Few Law Partnership Gains, Report Says

Elizabeth Olson
Elizabeth Olson
Special Correspondent

Women and minorities are making scant progress in joining the partnership ranks of law firms.

People of color accounted for 10.2% of all partners at major firms last year, up from 9.6% in 2019, and women comprised 25.1%, up from 24.17% the previous year, a legal association report showed.

Blacks comprised more than 2% of partnership ranks last year for the first time in more than a decade, according to the National Association for Law Placement report. The percentage of Black associates topped 5%.

“Despite these increases, less than 4% of all partners are women of color — a ...

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