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Nothing shows glacial progress more prominently than U.S. law firms’ efforts toward diversity in the profession. In the 21st century, law remains one of the worst industries for women, minorities, LGBT individuals and the disabled.

Across the board, the data is staggering. According to the National Association for Law Placement 2017 Report on Diversity in U.S. Law Firms, “women and minority partners remain fairly dramatically under-represented in U.S. law firms,” with women minorities being the “most dramatically underrepresented group” of all. Some metrics predict that the industry will not see gender parity until 2081, as Roberta Liebenberg told the ABA Journal last October.

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