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Microsoft’s Legal Chief Trumpets Diversity Council’s Accomplishments (ABA Journal)

ABA Journal, February 1, 2016

Microsoft’s Legal Chief Trumpets Diversity Council’s Accomplishments

Despite the increase in diversity pipeline programs, diversity within the legal industry continues to lag behind comparable industries. In a study released in early October, the New York City Bar Association had good and bad news when it came to diversity at New York City law firms. The bar association reported that the number of female partners at the firms taking part in the survey hit a record high in 2014, and it also saw an improvement when it came to women in leadership roles at city firms. Other than that, it was mostly bad news as the study found that attrition rates for minorities and women continue to outpace those of white men.

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