Lawyers

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

How implicit bias can affect workplace diversity

A human resources professional reviews the resumes of two candidates for potential interview for the same position. One candidate has a last name that is easier for the HR professional to pronounce and the pronunciation of the other’s last name is more difficult. The two have the same qualifications, yet the hiring manager, likely in…keep reading

Bar Report Details Lag in Pay and Partnerships for Women, Minorities

The New York City Bar Association’s latest diversity bench marking report showed sluggish progress alongside a few notable gains, including women and minorities in leadership positions. More women and minority lawyers are sitting on management committees at the largest law firms, but diversity progress remains frustratingly slow in the path to partnership and among the lawyers who…keep reading

Self-Care Tip: Say ‘No’ To Unsolicited Advice

What does your self-care practice look like? Ed. note: This post is by Jeena Cho, a Legal Mindfulness Strategist. She is the co-author of The Anxious Lawyer (affiliate link), a book written by lawyers for lawyers that makes mindfulness and meditation accessible and approachable. She is the creator of Mindful Pause, a self-paced online program for creating a more sustainable,…keep reading