KALW — “The more the profession looks like America, the more likely a lawyer is… any given person is likely to be able to understand or find a lawyer who is not only culturally competent, but fluent in their culture”. But the profession does not look like America. According to data collected by the American Bar Association, Black attorneys made up roughly 5% of US lawyers in 2021. Latinx counsel made up 6% and Asian lawyers 5%. Only 38% of attorneys in the US are women. The likelihood of working with a client who shares a different cultural background is extremely high.