The legal field needs to reflect the growing Latino population in the US.

key facts

Latinos are underrepresented in law (5% vs. 19% US population).

Latinas face an even steeper climb (2.34% of lawyers).

Progress is happening, but slowly (Latinos up from 4.5% of all law associates in 2022).


The Pipeline Problem

While Hispanic and Latino students are entering law school (15.2%), they are not graduating at the same rate (12.7% JD degrees).

Mentorship and support programs are crucial to address this gap.

The Leadership Gap

Only 3% of law firm partners are Latino, and just 1% are Latina.

Programs like the Hispanic National Bar Association’s National Task Force on Hispanic Law Faculty and Deans can help increase Latino representation in law school leadership.


Latino Leadership Matters

Latinos are the fastest-growing demographic group in the US.

By 2050, Latinos will be a significant force in the workforce, but are currently missing from leadership positions in law.

Call to Action

Law firms need to actively recruit and retain Latino talent.

Programs focused on supporting Latinas in law are essential.


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