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Diversity and Inclusion

Law Firms: Ditch the Hierarchy and Embrace Culture for All

Eric Farber, attorney and author of the bestseller "Culture For All," says law firms must get rid of the caste system that makes staff feel replaceable.

Eric Farber - June 3, 2020
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Three New Ways to Increase Diversity in Law Firms and Legal Departments

Julie Savarino points to three new ways diversity can be measurably improved in law firms and legal departments.

Julie Savarino - January 9, 2020

Five Ways the Legal Profession Is Changing, But Slowly

How much has the legal profession changed in the past decade? A dive into the numbers in a newly released ABA report.

Laura Ernde - August 30, 2019
TALENT WAR

Strategies to Win the Escalating War for Law Firm Talent

Legal recruiter Steve Nelson has eight strategies firms can use to improve their odds of winning the law firm talent wars.

Steve Nelson - August 12, 2019

Silicon Valley In-House Counsel Are Deadly Serious About Diversity and Inclusion

Top takeaways from LMA Silicon Valley's recent In-House Counsel Summit.

Susan Kostal - May 31, 2019

‘Balancing the Scales’: Have Women Lawyers’ Expectations Changed in the Past 50 Years?

History lessons and takeaways from a panel around "Balancing the Scales," a documentary about challenges women lawyers have faced.

Kristin Tyler - April 4, 2019

Retired Partners Are Valuable Law Firm Resources

Ida Abbot explains the benefits of retired partner groups, pointing to Faegre Benson's successful program and more ideas you can use.

Ida O. Abbott - October 24, 2018

60-Minute Mentoring: Less Complicated, More Efficient — and Much More Enjoyable

In this timely new book, Amy Timmer and Matthew Cristiano describe how episodic "60-minute" mentoring works — and you can use it to become a better law student, lawyer and colleague.

Joan Feldman - September 25, 2018

Five Ways to Support Diverse Legal Tech Entrepreneurs

In recent years, a frustrating paradox has emerged: Far more legal technology is being built than ever before, yet somehow the justice gap in America keeps widening. A whopping 86 percent of low-income individuals who need legal help in the U.S. ...

Kristen Sonday - May 18, 2018
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What Does the Future of Diversity Hold for Law Firms?

The Legalweek 2018 sub-conference Legal Diversity and Talent Management featured speaker panels from various sectors — law firms, companies, startups, bar associations and government. Being surrounded by legal innovation and discussions of the ...

Michelle Silverthorn - February 16, 2018