NYC Firms See Few Gains For Women, Minorities

By Matthew Guarnaccia (October 17, 2016, 12:25 PM EDT) -- New York City law firms appointed more women to leadership positions in 2015 than the prior year, but progress stalled or decreased across the board for female and minority attorneys, a report released Monday by the New York City Bar Association said.

The city bar's 2015 diversity benchmarking report found that women make up approximately 35 percent of all attorneys included in the study, and only 19.7 percent of partners, despite women representing nearly half of graduating law school classes for the last 20 years. The study also found high voluntary attrition rates for women and minorities, with 18.4 percent of...

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