Minority associates are leaving law firms at higher rates and much earlier in their careers when compared with their white colleagues as minority associates become disillusioned with their firms’ attempts at professional development, a new report says.

The “Keeping the Keepers IV” report, released this week by the National Association For Law Placement Foundation and Major, Lindsey & Africa, looked at survey data from more than 800 law firms between 2012 and 2018, drawing on detailed data from more than 20,000 associate departures.

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