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California shows gains in minority lawyers, but numbers lag far behind general population

Posted on AllSides March 26th, 2024
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Women made up 56% of newly admitted lawyers last year, while minority attorneys were 55%, the report found. That’s up from 53% and 50% in 2019, when the state bar began issuing an annual demographics report. Despite the increases, California’s lawyer population remains nearly two-thirds white — much higher than the 38% of the state’s adult population that is white, the report found. Minorities are 62%...

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