The legal profession, particularly when it comes to firm leadership and highest paid partners, remains, amazingly in 2018, overwhelmingly white and male. It’s amazing for several reasons, chief among them the stat that something like 36 percent of lawyers (and 46 percent of associates) are women. The leadership numbers nationally are a far cry from that.

There’s anecdotal evidence the numbers, at least when it comes to firm leadership, might be improving at midsize firms.

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