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Latinx in Law: Advancing Hispanic Attorneys in the Legal Profession through Leadership, Mentorship, and Sponsorship

Diana Felipe, Larissa Mervin, Carlos F. Ortiz, Albertina Webb, and Ian Roberts

Hispanics are underrepresented in each primary legal sector, including law firms, corporate law departments, the public sector, and the judiciary. Despite making up over 18% of the U.S. population, Latino, Latina, and Latinx attorneys account for just over 5% of U.S. attorneys.

In this increasingly global economy, there is a growing need for providing career mentorship and advancement opportunities for Hispanic attorneys in the legal profession. It is well documented the significant barriers that Hispanic attorneys face in their educational and career attainment.  However, these barriers can be overcome through mentorship and sponsorship to help increase more leadership opportunities.

Note: The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for participating.


  • YLD Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team


  • Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities
  • Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
  • Commission Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Commission on Women in the Profession
  • Commission on Disability Rights
  • Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice
  • Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline