The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) in partnership with Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) is proud to announce our new benchmark research assessing diverse and inclusive leadership within the legal profession: Unleashing the Power of Diversity Through Inclusive Leadership.
The legal profession has long been focused on hiring and promoting diverse talent — yet progress has been slow. Although people of color (including those who identify as Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx) comprise a growing number of law firm associates and in-house counsel, they remain significantly under-represented at higher levels. Many factors contribute to this situation, but one is indisputable: attrition rates for attorneys who are people of color have been increasing in lock-step with hiring rates. To truly accelerate diversity in their ranks, it’s clear that lawyers need new strategies.