Q&A With Gulzar Babaeva

What have you changed about your approach to diversity and inclusion as a result of your involvement with TCDIP?

I have learned the importance of mentoring, supporting, and coaching junior lawyers through TCDIP from my own experience.  As a young lawyer, I was supported and mentored by many lawyers that I met through TCDIP who played a vital role in my career.  Now that I’ve become a more senior lawyer myself, I ensure that I find the time to support and coach lawyers who are just starting out their careers. 

What is your favorite TCDIP event, and why?

My favorite TCDIP event is the summer social. It is always fun to catch up with old friends and make some new ones!

Why is diversity and inclusion important?

Empirical evidence shows D&I benefit business from increasing innovation to better problem-solving to opening more opportunities–but the legal profession continues to lag, which is why we need organizations like TCDIP to help foster progress in this area.

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Q&A With Gulzar Babaeva

What have you changed about your approach to diversity and inclusion as a result of your involvement with TCDIP? I have learned the importance of mentoring, supporting, and coaching junior lawyers through TCDIP from my own experience.  As a young lawyer, I was supported and mentored by many lawyers that I met through TCDIP who…keep reading

Q&A With Roger Maldonado

What have you changed about your approach to diversity and inclusion as a result of your involvement with TCDIP? I’ve learned through TCDIP that our Twin Cities legal community, both law firms and corporate organizations, are trying extremely hard to improve the diverse numbers of attorneys in their organizations.  While most law firms have done…keep reading

Q&A With Denise Rahne

What have you changed about your approach to diversity and inclusion as a result of your involvement with TCDIP?  TCDIP has helped me believe in it as a collaborative cause as opposed to only an individual challenge. It has also helped me appreciate the different challenges faced in different legal settings and at different stages…keep reading

Q&A with Dan Millea

Thank you to all our departing directors! We caught up with Dan Millea to hear more about how TCDIP has impacted his practice. What have you changed about your approach to diversity and inclusion as a result of your involvement with TCDIP?  Based on my experience with TCDIP, and primarily due to the opportunity to…keep reading