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Total Credits: 1 including 1 Ethics, 1 Elimination of Bias in the Legal Industry
The representation of women and minorities in major U.S. law firms, especially at the partnership level, remains abysmally low. The numbers indicate that relative to the overall population (half women; one-third minority) and that of the demographic makeup of law students, women and minorities continue to be under-represented among the partnership ranks at major law firms. According to the latest statistics from The National Association For Legal Placement (NALP), women account for approximately 17% of partners in such firms, while minorities account for slightly more than 4%.)
This article and the associated quiz highlight specific issues relating to diversity in the practice of law and discusses ways law firms can remedy them.
|Diversity Makes Cents- The Business Case for Diversity (56.6 KB)||4 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Roy Ginsburg is an attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota with more than 35 years of experience practicing with large and small law firms, as well as serving as in-house counsel.
For the past 15 years, Roy has also been a coach/consultant for individual attorneys and law firms in the areas of business development, practice management, and strategic and succession planning. In addition, he helps solo practitioners and small law firm owners sell their practices when approaching retirement.
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