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City Bar Association Releases Report on Diversification in City Law Firms

A major statistical report profiling the demographics of the metropolitan legal community will be presented to 82 participating firms on Monday during the second annual diversity symposium of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York … That so many New York law firms were signatories to the city bar study – 82 of 86 invited to participate – was evidence of a commitment to dramatic change, according to Edwin Bowman, diversity manager at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. The 82 law firms employed 16,936 attorneys in 2004. “I’ve never seen a survey with that high a response rate,” said Mr. Bowman. “People are interested and taking it seriously, and they want to be a part of anything that seems productive and constructive.”

New York Law Journal
June 3, 2005