Indigenous Women’s Influence on Early-American Suffragists

November 7, 2022

You may think you know the history of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Most of us are familiar with the 1848 women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls and suffragist leaders including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

But “Without a Whisper,” a short film from PBS, shares the little-known story of how...

Ask an Associate: Why Did You Become a Lawyer?

October 17, 2022

Why did you become a lawyer? It’s a straightforward question that can be a simple — but effective — tool in law firms’ war for talent.

That’s because lawyers’ answers to the question of what motivates them may provide insights into how firms can retain them. Not all young lawyers are motivated by the same things, despite the generalizations we all sometimes make...

The Business Case for Empathy and Employee Wellness

October 11, 2022

Is law firm empathy for employees “sustainable”? (What a weird question!) Most firms implemented cultural changes to adapt during the pandemic, and recently explored whether they will endure if there’s an economic downturn.

During the pandemic, firms pivoted to remote working and flexible schedules, and prioritized employees’ mental health. Many firms also invested in DEI...