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

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

Executive Director, Val Jensen receives Diversity & Inclusion Award

  Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Executive Director, Val Jensen, was honored by Minnesota Lawyer in its first annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards.  The awards celebrated individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion in the Twin Cities.  Lauding Val’s efforts, Minnesota Lawyer noted Val’s contribution to the diversity community…keep reading