A new survey of law firms across the country hints at a slow comeback for minority and female attorneys as the legal industry climbs out from beneath the rubble of the recession. But diversity at several law firms in the Carolinas which participated in the survey remains relatively low. The 2010 survey of 265 firms of varying size was released Sept. 27. It was conducted by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and Vault.com, a source of employer rankings, ratings and analysis of the legal industry. Five firms with headquarters in the Carolinas participated in the survey: Moore & Van Allen; Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson; Smith Moore Leatherwood; and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. All five have operations in both North Carolina and South Carolina.
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