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TweetAround the world, many commercial law firms face similar diversity challenges – few ethnic minority students even apply to work for them, while women lawyers are grossly under-represented at partnership level. But one leading UK law firm, Wragge & Co, is determined to enhance the diversity of its workforce, and has set about re-engineering its […]

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It’s one of the more bizarre facts about the legal profession. Statistically, there are more women than men entering the legal market –in England and Wales, at least. At 11.4% of all solicitors on the English Law Society roll, it’s also arguable that ethnic minorities are over-represented within the English legal profession, when compared with UK national population.

But visit any law firm or any legal conference, and what do you see? Often, nothing but white men. Why are there so few women or ethnic minority partners ?

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TweetA picture speaks a thousand words. The law firm of Adams and Reese knows this well and so they are sharing the photo gallery from their recent Women of Color in the Profession Panel.  Check out the photos on their website. On April 7th, the firm hosted 25-Louisiana law students from Loyola, Southern, Tulane and […]

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TweetWinston Churchill said that “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” With respect to the legal profession, many organizations spend time and energy educating and advancing the profession through programs such as introducing young people to the prospect of a legal career. The LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell […]

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Tweet[Corrected] A new Minority Corporate Counsel Association survey of corporate counsel shows a slight increase in the number of women in general counsel positions. That’s encouraging. What’s not encouraging is that even now, only 18.4 percent of these positions are held by women. Companies considering hiring or promoting a new GC might want to consider […]

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