We’re working with a new generation of law firm managing partners and corporate general counsel. This generation has a better understanding of the importance of a diverse workforce. Rather than make this a ‘gotcha’ moment, we need to understand that collaboratively, we can do so much more.
— Robert Grey, president of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, commenting on data from the American Bar Association’s third Model Diversity Survey, based on pre-pandemic data. The ABA survey revealed that law firms continue to hire and promote fewer minority and women lawyers into partnerships when compared with white men.
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