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The legal profession is diversifying. But not at the top.

Wed, November 29, 2017 9:53 AM | Deleted user

By Tracy Jan, The Washington Post

Minority lawyers now make up 16 percent of law firms -- a record high -- but remain scarce at the top, where only 9 percent of law partners are people of color, according to new data collected by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

Put another way, nearly half of their white counterparts make partner, while the vast majority of minorities remain associates.

The disparity is also reflected in the corporate world, where only 11 percent of general counsels at Fortune 500 companies are black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American even though minorities make up a third of the legal profession as a whole.

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