Ideas For Closing BigLaw’s Diversity Gap
Law360 (August 31, 2020, 9:02 PM EDT) — This article is part of a Law360 Diversity Snapshot series of essays by five Black law firm leaders on improving diversity in BigLaw. Click here for a video featuring narrated excerpts.
What can large law firms do to reach their diversity and inclusion goals? Time has taught us that the substantive answers to that straightforward question are frustratingly elusive.
Although it has been de rigueur for decades for firms to publicly commit that they will hire, nurture and promote diverse lawyers, the level of resulting progress is, in a word, anemic.
The average number of African American partners at…