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

Lewis Rice to receive 2017 Corporate Diversity Award

When Apollo Carey, a corporate tax and real estate lawyer, joined Lewis Rice law firm more than a year ago, it became immediately apparent that the firm’s diversity efforts were not just for show. “It’s in the organization’s consciousness,” said Carey, a member at Lewis Rice. “It permeates throughout everything that we do – in…keep reading

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

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