"In its 2006 survey of the private law firm workforce, the National Association for Legal Career Professionals surveyed more than 1,500 law offices around the country. Of more than 60,000 partners at those firms, only 1.5 percent were African-American. Of about 60,000 associates at those firms, 4.5 percent were African-American."
Interesting observations in this article. They pretty much line up with what we see out here in the practice. This is why it's difficult to understand folks like Richard Sander who think blacks are OVER-represented at law firms. Really? Overrepresented? I guess that 1.5% of partners and 4.5% of associates is just entirely too high. Better lower it quick!