To deliver equitable, efficient, and effective justice, the legal profession must reflect the communities it serves.

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25 % of partners at major U.S. firms are women.
6 % of partners at major U.S. firms are men of color.
4 % of partners at major U.S. firms are women of color.
2 % of partners at U.S. firms identify as LGBTQ.
1 % of associates at U.S. firms report having a disability.

Today’s world is a wonderfully complex mixture of races, ethnicities, gender preferences, sexualities, religions, and abilities. A legal profession that reflects the cultures, values, and diversity of its clients is better equipped to render equitable and effective justice for the communities it serves.

A diverse profession embraces unique perspectives, which can lead to better decision-making, increased profitability, enhanced employee engagement, and a more positive reputation. By recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse workforce, the profession not only increases access to the justice system for all Americans but also creates a more inclusive culture for members of the legal community.

Through our work, the Commission uses education to foster a commitment to the elimination of bias and divisiveness within the legal and judicial systems.