Category: DEI

How to Talk About Disability Inclusion

March 22, 2021

Firms have gotten more savvy in the ways they communicate about gender and racial diversity, but we see far fewer law firm leaders speaking out specifically on the topic of full inclusion of lawyers with disabilities. That may be in part because they perceive this cohort to be very small (read on, however, to see statistics to the contrary). But law firm leaders who are non-disabled also may not feel prepared to speak knowledgeably on the topic of how firms and...

Three Homegrown Organizations Making a Nationwide Impact

February 22, 2021

As the legal industry closes out a month dedicated to celebrating the contributions of Black attorneys, we want to highlight three organizations Page 2 has been privileged to work with and learn from. And it is with more than a little hometown pride that we note they all have Chicago roots!

The Future of the Law Firm Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

November 30, 2020

For years, many law firms have featured a statement on their website pledging commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. And the intensifying racial justice movement last summer seems to have prompted the remaining holdouts to abandon illusions of neutrality and post some version a statement like this: “Our firm is committed to recruiting, developing, retaining and promoting lawyers from diverse backgrounds.”

DEI statements have always been an important tool for building...