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South Florida Adds More Black Judges After Push From Bar Groups

The Judicial Diversity Initiative has helped state courts come closer to reflecting the demographics of the community — but there’s still a long way to go, attorneys said. An effort to support qualified black candidates for the bench in South Florida has made strides in recent years — but there’s still a long way to…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

25 Tips for the New Lawyer

25 Tips for the New Lawyer This is not going to be easy. But you knew that well before you passed the bar (Congratulations, by the way!). There are a lot of lessons you will need to learn the hard way. Still. It would be nice, wouldn’t it, to have a slight edge when starting…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