Please join the Bar Association of San Francisco for a conversation with California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu about the recently released report, A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law.
Co-authored by Justice Liu and published by Yale Law School and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the two-year study is a systematic analysis of how Asian Americans are situated in the legal profession.
“Our study shows that Asian Americans have a foot in the door in every sector of the legal profession,” said Justice Liu. “The question now is how wide the door will swing open. Despite much progress, Asian Americans still face significant obstacles to reaching the leadership ranks.”
Joining Justice Liu for this conversation is a panel of leading Asian American lawyers, including:
· Salle Yoo, Former Chief Legal Officer, Uber Technologies, Inc.
(The $10 registration cost will go towards a light reception afterwards.)
According to the study, there are over 50,000 Asian American lawyers today, compared to 10,000 in 1990. Asian Americans comprise almost 5 percent of lawyers in America and roughly 7 percent of law school enrollment. Asian Americans are the largest minority group in big law firms, but they have the highest attrition rates and the lowest ratio of partners to associates.