The percentage of legal departments striving to track and improve diversity internally and at their outside law firms is increasing only marginally, and even departments that do track their outside firms are increasingly wary of holding them to account for underperformance, a new study found.

The Law Department Management Benchmarking Report, from the Association of Corporate Counsel and the legal recruiting firm Major Lindsey & Africa, found 32% of legal departments are tracking internal diversity metrics, compared with 28% in 2023 and 29% in 2022.