Bias Interrupters

Bias Interrupters Project - You Can't Change What You Can't See: Interrupting Racial and Gender Bias in the Legal Profession

New Report Interrupting Bias in the Legal Profession

New Report Interrupting Bias in the Legal Profession

In partnership with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), the Commission is proud to release a research report, You Can't Change What You Can't See, designed to reduce the effects of bias in law firms and corportate legal departments.  The survey data were prepared by the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California - Hastings.

Some of the findings include: 

· Women lawyers of color were eight times more likely than white men to report that they had been mistaken for janitorial staff, administrative staff, or court personnel.

· 80% of white men, but only 63% of white women, 59% of men of color, and 53% of women of color reported that they had equal opportunities for high-quality assignments.

Interested to learn more?  View the links below:

Read the Executive Summary, a free resource outlining the study results.

The full report is available free to ABA members, and for purchase to nonmembers.

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