Despite the legal industry’s efforts to promote racial and gender diversity in the profession, a new report said implicit gender and racial biases are systematically holding women and minorities back—and a new set of tools is needed to combat the problem.
The study, “You Can’t Change What You Can’t See,” was conducted by the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in partnership with the the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). The goal? Understand how law firm lawyers and in-house counsel experience gender and racial bias, and why past efforts have failed.
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