The past decade has seen a steady, at times sluggish, advancement of minority attorneys in the legal industry. Since 2010, minority attorneys have seen a 3.9% increase in representation among the country’s largest firms, according to The American Lawyer’s 2020 Diversity Scorecard.

But with the novel coronavirus threatening the financial health of each and every law firm, those who have worked the hardest to build a more diverse legal workforce are raising alarms.