Commission Distributes Annual One-Page Summary of PA Attorney Demographics

On October 19, 2021, the Commission distributed to bar associations, President Judges, and advocacy organizations its annual one-page summary of Pennsylvania attorney demographic data. The data is collected and reported by the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board via a voluntary demographic check-off box, added to the annual attorney registration form by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania at the Commission’s suggestion. The data collected over the past year reveals that the racial and ethnic breakdown of Pennsylvania attorneys has remained roughly the same, although the actual number of attorneys who identified as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority has increased.