LAW FIRM DIVERSITY
The South Asian Bar Association of Austin along with the Austin Black Lawyers Association, Travis County Women Lawyers Association, the Austin Asian American Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin and the Austin LGBT Bar Association jointly presented the results of the 2018 Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card on September 17, 2019 at a wonderful event hosted by Foley Gardere.
This year's report card and press release are linked below.:
Jolsna Thomas, President of the South Asian Bar Association of Austin (SABAA) noted, “SABAA is pleased to continue to participate in the Diversity Report Card. It is the only means of evaluating diversity and inclusion data among South Asian members of our local Bar. The 2018 Report Card reveals that there are only four major law firms in Austin that identify as employing South Asian attorneys; and of this small group, only three of these attorneys are Partners with zero firms hiring South Asian summer associates. We encourage the Austin legal community to engage in diverse recruitment and to make thoughtful and inclusive retention decisions so we can continue to improve and attract the brightest legal minds that reflect the racial makeup of our growing city. SABAA is committed to furthering these goals alongside our fellow affinity bar organizations and thanks the Diversity Report Card Committee for its unwavering contribution to the Bar.”