There’s no way to sugarcoat this, so let me be blunt: It sucks to be a female lawyer, but it really sucks to be a female lawyer of color. In almost every aspect—from hiring, assignments, pay, image to you-name-it—minority women face far greater obstacles than their Caucasian peers (male and female) or men of color.

That’s the bleak finding of the just-released study by the American Bar Association’s commission on women and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

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