Learn key data regarding diversity in the legal profession in the United States.
While minority and female representation in the legal community has increased in recent years, the numbers are still lagging. But there are several key steps corporate counsel can take to retain, develop, and promote diversity among in-house counsel.
Tips for creating an inclusive work environment.
Inclusion allows for superior decision-making by bringing balance and equilibrium to any team or group and to the environment in which the team operates. And a diverse group will develop different strategies, approaches, solutions, and ideas.
Law remains one of the least racially diverse professions in the United States and is still predominately male. Faced with this reality, Diversity Lab came up with a novel idea to resolve lingering inequalities in the field.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a topic of great relevance in our world, our nation, our profession and within our respective companies. This checklist is merely designed to be a thought starter for your corporate legal department as you engage in conversations that are aimed at making improvements both internally in your companies, and externally with the service.
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In most cases, firms do not acknowledge disability groups as protected minorities under the title of diversity. As a result, those with disabilities receive the bare minimum in protections from the US Department of Labor, and often struggle to defend themselves against employment discrimination or workplace exclusion. Why have people with disabilities been overlooked from diversity protections and how can in-house counsel play a pivotal role in changing this for the better?
Demonstrate your individual commitment to diversity and inclusion by completing at least five action items on this checklist during the year. To the extent possible, we ask them to select at least one action item in each of the three categories.
Much has been said about the lack of diversity in the legal profession. However, by highlighting a successful partnership program between manufacturing company Corning Incorporated and law firm Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy, LLP, in-house counsel can learn to make the business case for encouraging collaborative diversity initiatives in the workplace.
For years, the legal world has shied away from diversity, falling behind the inclusion rates of other professions. By implementing newly created disclosure techniques, leaders in corporate America can take advantage of the untapped potential in the room and drive change from top to bottom.
Conflict, which is a positive by-product of diversity, must be expected and welcomed in today’s innovative, diverse workplace. Diversity of thought is increased in the more diverse workplace, and while most Australian companies look for ways to increase diversity, they may struggle if the inherent conflicts get out of hand.
This article appears in theAustralianCorporateLawyer, Volume 30, Issue 1 -Autumn 2020
Around the globe, corporations are overwhelmingly looking to close the diversity gap. However, a disparity remains between the growth of gender and racial diversity — with gender diversity growing at a faster pace. By decoding this phenomenon, in-house counsel can better understand the impact of this shift, and adapt processes to reap the benefits of having a truly diverse work force.
This is a Q&A between Mary Jo White and Steven Bochner at the keynote session of the 43rd Annual Securities Regulation Institute.
As athletes and other public figures use their careers to bring awareness to social movements and other world events such as the Charlottesville tragedy, the implications of social movements on employee relations remains a hot topic that poses challenging issues for employers related to diversity, inclusion, and free speech. This Quick Overview shows a few of those related topics and some practical suggestions of ways employers can address these issues in the workplace in the United States.
This is a sample of how the workforce of the future will likely see focus on innovative diversity-related management and best practices.
Learn about the European Directive 2014/95/EU on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups.
In a time where social justice issues are attracting greater awareness, it is important to recognise how in-house counsel area uniquely positioned to guide their organisations in supporting these important issues.
This study looks at the fundamentally different experiences of law students when it comes to racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and provides information about how these differences may impact their professional opportunities.
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Check out the ACC Foundation's selection of programs and resources on diversity and inclusion.