An ABA study finds minority female lawyers face more obstacles than minority men. Forty-four percent of women of color reported being passed over for desirable assignments, compared with 39 percent of white women, 25 percent of men of color and 2 percent of white men. "I thought the numbers would not be good. I didn't know they'd be so startling," says Edwards Angell's Paulette Brown, who co-chaired the study. And while it may be impossible to get rid of prejudices, Brown says firms can change behavior.
ABA Study Shows Minority Female Lawyers Being Excluded and Harassed
The Minority Law Journal
November 10, 2006