The Ministry of Organization and the Ministry of Justice organized a training class for Party secretaries in law firms. It was held in Beijing on May 3, 2012. Over 150 law firm Party secretaries participated in the 5 day training program.
By the end of 2011, 63,000 lawyers had joined the Communist Party, up from 44,000 in 2008. Out of 14,741 law firms, 3,895 or 26 percent have established independent Party branch offices; 8,105 or 55 percent have associate Party branch offices. As for the 2,741 law firms that do not have Party members, they were each assigned a party development guidance councilor or party member contact person. Therefore party development work has reached full coverage of all the law firms in China.
Source: Guangming Daily, May 4, 2012