The number of women and minority attorneys at major U.S. law firms is creeping up, but those groups remain significantly underrepresented in the partner ranks.
That finding comes from a new report by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), which analyzed 2008 demographics from firms in 46 cities.
Minority women remain the most underrepresented group among law firm partners, according to the report. They currently make up 1.88% of partners at law firms. By contrast, the report found that minority men make up 4.21% of partners, and women overall account for 18.74% of partners.
The report highlights the difference in the number of minority women partners from their numbers in the associate and summer associate category.
Minority women made up 12.99% of 2008 summer associates and 10.74% of all associates, which is more than four times their representation among partners.
Read the entire article here.It notes that the cities with the highest number of WoC law form partners include Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, and Austin, Texas.