In 2008 Microsoft started the Law Firm Diversity Program, which provides tech law firms financial incentives for recruiting a diverse workforce of attorneys. Since, according to this post by Broadband And Social Justice, 15 law firms have taken advantage of the program. The post continues:
Boosting employment diversity seems like a difficult feat for our nation’s rapidly growing technology industry and noble law profession. With minorities representing 35 percent of the country’s population, at 12.7 percent, the representation of minority attorneys andAfrican American and Latino tech industry workers is more than 23 percentage points below that of the total population.
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