A Message from the California State Bar

The Impact of 2020 on Attorneys: We need to hear from you!

Dear State Bar Licensee,

With massive losses inflicted by a global pandemic and widespread protests over racial injustice, 2020 was a year like no other. The State Bar of California is interested in learning about the impact on attorneys of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased national emphasis on racial justice, as well as the impact of these things on employers’ efforts to recruit and retain a diverse attorney workforce. We want to know what your experience has been since March 2020. We are soliciting your input to help us understand the challenges you have faced in your work life, the employee resources that have aided you during these trying times, and your biggest concerns in the next six months. 

Your participation in this survey will allow the State Bar to collect and analyze a rich dataset representing one of the largest and most diverse State Bars in the nation. Your participation is vital to help inform policies and programs in workplaces in the private sector, government, nonprofit, and academia.

The survey is voluntary. You have the option of skipping any question you prefer not to answer. We are also using randomization to shorten the length of the survey for participants. This means you will not receive all survey questions.  We encourage you to answer all questions presented in the Employment Information and Demographic Information sections to better assist us with our analysis. We understand that many of you recently provided that information in response to the Attorney Census through your State Bar profile. We appreciate your time and efforts in participating in that survey; however, to protect your privacy, the two surveys are not linked. As such, we are asking you to answer these questions again so that we can analyze and report this data through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. With your participation, we can report on how attorneys have experienced the challenges of the last year and what resources, if any, have helped. With this information, we can continue our work to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive legal profession.  

Any information you provide is confidential. No personally identifiable information will be reported or shared outside of the State Bar. If you have any questions regarding the collection or use of this data, contact surveydata@calbar.ca.govThis survey will close on April 26, 2021. 

Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
https://calbar.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4MK1dfCLGDWR47r?Q_DL=JIKOlbsKAvGvDLO_4MK1dfCLGDWR47r_CGC_jH4jw3AdlGoQZMO&Q_CHL=email

Thank you for your participation. 

Sincerely,

Donna S. Hershkowitz | Interim Executive Director