Bloomberg Law
Dec. 16, 2020, 9:46 AM

Black Lawyers Speak: Stories of the Past, Hopes for the Future, Ep. 2 (Podcast)

Adam Allington
Adam Allington
Senior Audio Journalist

Despite the increased emphasis on diversity and inclusion in law firms, the legal profession remains among the least diverse of any profession today.

According to the American Bar Association’s National Lawyer Population Survey, in 2007 just 4% of active attorneys identified as Black or African American. Since that time, the number has remained largely flat at around 5%, despite decades of diversity efforts and studies that diversity is good for business.

Law firms say that they recognize that the ongoing lack of diversity is a problem, and they say they are committed to fixing it. But what ...

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