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Diversity and Inclusion: Challenges and Successes at One Mid-Sized Law Firm

Large law firms face challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining diverse attorneys, including attorneys of color, LGBTQ attorneys, and attorneys with other diverse, intersectional identities. But mid-size law firms often face even greater challenges, in part because they lack legions of attorneys to interview at every major law school, as well as the…keep reading

How This Company is Helping Hopeful Law Students Fund Their Dreams

It’s a fact: women and minorities are underrepresented in the legal profession. Latinos for example, make up 18 percent of the population, yet comprise only 4 percent of U.S. lawyers. This coupled with Pew Hispanic Research’s report that 3.2 million Latinos living in the U.S. don’t speak English, begs the question who is helping Spanish-speaking Latinos navigate…keep reading

Christopher Pickett: Advancing diversity and inclusion

Fresh out of law school in 2002, Christopher Pickett moved from St. Louis to Nevada, Missouri, population 8,200, determined to be a public defender and gain experience as a young litigator. He remembers the day he was assigned to represent a white supremacist, with a swastika tattooed on his neck and the words “white power”…keep reading