The 2024 Diversity Snapshot

(July 16, 2024, 2:03 PM EDT) --
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Law360 Pulse's Diversity Snapshot reveals that firms are inching forward in their efforts to diversify their ranks, but at the slowest rate we've seen in recent years.

When it comes to minority representation, the population of associates at law firms is starting to more closely resemble the pool of attorneys coming out of law school. But in the partner ranks, the proportion of minority attorneys remains comparatively small.

Check out the full coverage below.

The 2024 Diversity Snapshot: How Firms Stack Up

Data from Law360 Pulse's law firm survey reveals that while firms are continuing to diversify their attorney ranks, progress has slowed. Just 15.6% of firms top the benchmarks for the 2024 Diversity Snapshot ranking — a lower percentage than last year. Here's the latest look at how diversity in law firms' headcounts compares with what it could be based on the potential marketplace of new hires.

The 2024 Diversity Snapshot: What You Need To Know

Law firms' ongoing initiatives to address diversity challenges have driven another year of progress, with the representation of minority attorneys continuing to improve across the board, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years. Here's our data dive into minority representation at law firms in 2023.

These Firms Have The Most Diverse Equity Partnerships

Law360's law firm survey shows that firms' efforts to diversify their equity partner ranks are lagging, though some have embraced a broader talent pool at the equity partner level. Here are the ones that stood out.

The 2024 Diversity Snapshot: Representation In The Ranks

Attorneys of color now represent 27.6% of nonpartners at law firms, a new high-water mark for the industry. But progress has lagged higher up. Here's a more detailed look at the representation of minority attorneys at the associate and partner levels.

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