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White Men Have Leg Up In Legal Industry, Attys Say

Law360 (September 6, 2018, 8:02 AM EDT) -- A survey of almost 3,000 in-house and law firm attorneys has found that the legal industry suffers from an "endemic" gender and racial bias that favors white men in a number of different ways, including when it comes to hiring, promotions, assignments and compensation.

A new study concludes that bias creates inequality in law firms and in-house legal departments between white men and other groups. White, male attorneys are given a leg up when compared to women and attorneys of color, whose careers are negatively affected by the “widespread” bias in the legal industry, according to the study conducted by the...

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