Inequities Between Positions a Matter of Fixing Leaky Pipeline

National data shows discrepancies in demographics between different positions in legal industry

Diversity isn’t only an issue among the legal profession’s attorney ranks. Within the profession as a whole, there is a jarring discrepancy between the rates at which women and minorities fill high-level positions such as judges or equity partners, compared with non-attorney roles, including paralegals and legal assistants. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while women made up 37.4 percent of attorneys and 32.3 percent of judicial officers in 2018, they acconted for 86.4 percent of paralegals and legal assistants.  And while the legal profession is overall vastly white, there

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