Black Male Attys Disciplined More Often, Calif. Study Finds

Law360 (November 18, 2019, 9:53 PM EST) -- Black male attorneys are more than three times as likely to be placed on probation or disbarred than their white counterparts, according to a new study funded by the State Bar of California.

The study by professor George Farkas of the University of California, Irving, which was presented to the bar on Nov. 14, found that black and Hispanic attorneys are more likely to be placed on probation or disbarred than white attorneys of the same gender, with black men being the group most likely to face serious discipline.

While about 1% of white male attorneys were disbarred and another 0.9% placed on...

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