The legal profession is in a crisis when it comes to diversity. Among accountants, architects, doctors, and engineers, attorneys are last in racial and ethnic representation. Representation among female attorneys (especially at senior and leadership levels); lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)
attorneys; and disabled attorneys is similarly lacking.
Law firms and legal departments remain in a quandary about how to make their organizations more diverse. Although many have allocated significant time and financial resources toward recruiting and hiring diverse attorneys, they seem to have neglected the critical issue of retention, essentially creating a revolving door more»
for diverse attorneys.