Category: DEI

How a Better Communication Strategy Can Help You Meet the Demand for Greater Diversity and Inclusion

July 8, 2019
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In the latest example of a corporate client putting public pressure on its outside counsel to improve diversity and inclusion, Facebook has embraced something near and dear to lawyers—an award!

In June, the first annual Facebook Law Firm Diversity Champion Award went to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, which beat out 39 other firms that provide the largest...

A Tale of Two Narratives: How You Frame D&I Efforts Matters Almost as Much as What You Do

May 10, 2019
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When it comes to law firm diversity efforts, it may seem fairly obvious that the most important indicator of progress is the hard numbers: Are firms building more diverse teams, and is that diversity present throughout the hierarchy, from the managing partner level down through the associates? Of course it’s true that we can look to the stats to gauge success. The proof is (or, more accurately, will or will not be) in the pudding.

But on this (long, long) road, another more nuanced...