After Layoffs, Firms Are Less Diverse: Study

Law360, New York (November 4, 2010, 4:24 PM EDT) -- The number of women and minorities in law firms declined in 2010 for the first time in 17 years, probably because of widespread layoffs during the recent recession, according to the National Association for Law Placement Inc.

“While the actual drop in the representation of women and minorities is quite small, the significance of the drop is of enormous importance because it represents the reversal of what had been, up until now, a constant upward trend,” NALP Executive Director James Leipold said in a statement....
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