Tag Archives: inclusion

ABA’s Survey of Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Law Practice Report

The effects of the pandemic on women and lawyers of color are very similar when it comes to work disruptions

The American Bar Association conducted a Survey of Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Law Practice, and here is the report: https://www.americanbar.org/initiatives/practice-forward. We are not surprised that 81% of the respondents are white, nor that women are more likely than men to have personal responsibility for child care, and significantly more likely to have taken on *more* child care responsibility during the pandemic. The effects of the pandemic on women and lawyers of color are very similar when it comes […]

INTA’s The Women’s LeadershIP Initiative Report and Best Practices Toolkit

Earlier this month, INTA released The Women’s LeadershIP Initiative Report and Best Practices Toolkit, as part of its efforts to address the underrepresentation of women in IP. The file not only brings relevant data about women’s representation, career advancement and work-life integration, but also insights and recommendations for organizations to include women in their workplace – we mean, REALLY include. INTA is also committed to continuing The Women’s Leadership Initiative as a permanent program. Click […]

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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