Recession blamed for ‘historic’ decline in law firm diversity

November 17, 2010 by  
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On November 4, 2010, the National Law Journal reported on the The National Association for Law Placement’s (NALP) latest diversity statistics, concluding that the percentage of both minority attorneys and women attorneys declined slightly at firms during 2010.  NALP’s findings mirror similar conclusions released in recent months by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA),Vault and National Law Journal affiliate The American Lawyer.  All three surveys found small pockets of improvement, either at individual firms or among subsets of the attorney population, but the larger conclusions were that diversity suffered. It was the first time in the 17 years that NALP has collected demographic data that diversity actually declined.

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