Minority Women Held Back in Private Law Firms

Andrew Harris
August 04, 2006

Eighty-one percent of minority women quit private law firms within five years because they get shunted into dead-end jobs and aren’t welcomed the way other new employees are, according to an American Bar Association report.

Black, Asian, Latino and American Indian women routinely miss out on the best law firm assignments and have the toughest time advancing their legal careers, says the ABA’s 141-page report, “Visible Invisibility, Women of Color in Law Firms.”

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