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California Bar Diversity Increasing, Slowly, According to Report

Aug. 8, 2022, 9:51 PM

The number of California attorneys of color and those who identify as female are increasing while white people continue to dominate the ranks of active licensed attorneys, the State Bar of California’s latest survey said.

People of color constitute 61% of the state’s adult population yet just 33.6% of California’s attorneys, the diversity report card released Monday said. White people comprise 39% of the state’s adult population yet are 66.4% of California’s active licensed attorneys, down from 68.2% in 2019 when the survey was first issued.

The figures cover attorneys who were in active status as of Feburary in a ...