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2017-08-25 13:31:06
Is diversity all talk? (podcast)

Diversity at law firms, especially at the higher levels of partnership continues to be a hot topic of discussion. But is that all that it is, a discussion item?

To this day, fewer than 20 percent of equity partners are women and even fewer are lawyers of color. This has been the case for more than a decade even though there are now more women in law school than men.

Molly McDonough, editor and publisher of the ABA Journal, spoke about this issue during the ABA Annual Meeting with Subha Barry of Working Mother Media, Vivia Chen of the Careerist blog, Lynn Charytan and Jeff Smith of Comcast Cable, and law firm partners Hilary Preston of Vinson & Elkins and Heidi Levine of Sidley Austin in this special bonus episode of Asked and Answered.