Young Lawyers

Why personal “networking” still matters…

and I do not mean adding Friends or connections on LinkedIn! I cannot stress enough to all the young lawyers and law students I talk to about the importance of networking – not just online but in the flesh.  I am not saying that Facebook friends are unimportant or that keeping an up to date…keep reading

Why Sponsorship Matters…

Over the past eight years working here in the Twin Cities, I have seen significant progress in hiring and recruitment practices, which has helped bring a significant influx of young lawyers of color and women into our member firms and law departments.  But while we’ve shown it’s possible to attract talented and diverse lawyers to…keep reading

3 Key Ways to Leverage Your Diversity in Practice Membership

The New Year is a time of renewal and we are very thankful to all our members that this includes renewal of your membership in Diversity in Practice.  Of course, the success of any association depends on the continued active participation of its members.  This is particularly true for us when it comes to the…keep reading

DIVERSITY: 5 Tips to Doing Diversity Right

If you’re finding this blog and Twin Cities Diversity in Practice for the first time, you’re probably wondering, “Why do you do what you do?” We at Twin Cities Diversity in Practice know that diversity and inclusion in the legal profession is vital, not only for the health of the industry, but also to best…keep reading

Pipeline: What is it and why does it matter?

While the Keystone XL oil pipeline may be a controversial oil transportation project periodically in the headlines, a completely different pipeline has an immense impact on the racial and ethnic demographics in the Twin Cities legal industry. According to 2012 data from the National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP), approximately 6.49% of attorneys in the…keep reading