September 01, 2012

Diversity in the Practice of Law: How Far Have We Come?

Aviva Cuyler

Almost 50 years ago we enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the watershed piece of legislation that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. With our legal system at the forefront of this country’s efforts to achieve equality, one might assume that legal practitioners would, themselves, be at the forefront in their treatment of minorities in the workplace. The stats and anecdotes, however, tell a different story.

 

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