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Pro Bono: Do Law Firms Really Have To?

Team members placing hands on top of each other to show they are all in

Pro Bono means “for the good of the public.” Pro bono is short for pro bono publico. A lot of attorneys outside the US might not be familiar with this. It means providing legal services to low-income individuals and people who cannot afford to pay for these services. Lawyers offer their professional skills for the greater good by volunteering or doing projects and tasks for these individuals. It is not considered pro bono work if […]

Individual Business Development Plans For Law Firm Professionals

Individual business planning for law firm professionals

Individual business development plans for law firm professionals are facilitated by a company’s or firm’s human resources department, and its primary focus is on employee actions for their career growth. We strongly recommend you develop your own plan in addition to the firm’s efforts.  You may believe you’re all set once you’ve developed your goals, action items, plan structure, and success metrics. But you need to take a fresh look at things due to new […]

Stop “diversity washing” your law business

Stop diversity washing your law business

Here’s a typical “diverse” team: people of color doing back-office work, women who never get promoted (if promoted, it’s expected that they don’t have kids, or pretend that the kids don’t exist), LGBTQIA+ people who may never hear an offensive joke at work – but only because they are told in private meetings with the directors’ board. Everybody is talking about the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in law businesses (to be honest, everywhere). […]

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