The Challenge of Law Firm Diversity: Perspectives from Industry Reporters

The Challenge of Law Firm Diversity: Perspectives from Industry Reporters

Domain: Marketing Management and Leadership, Business of Law

Hear the perspectives of leading voices in the media on the ongoing challenges and opportunities relating to law firm diversity, equity, and inclusion. While there has been incremental progress over the last several years, the industry continues to lag behind the goals set by law firms, their clients and other industries. What factors are preventing substantial change given the recognition by virtually all law firms and their clients of the importance of diversified teams? What responsibilities do clients have versus law firm leadership? The panel will discuss their perspectives as voices for change and will offer a frank assessment of the industry in addition to suggestions for how firms can make the progress they have publicly called for to meet their own targets and those of their clients.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Educate the audience on the state of law firm diversity from the perspective of industry “outsiders”
  • Discuss how the audience can play a more active role in promoting and supporting DEI goals within their law firms
Vivia Chen, Columnist, Bloomberg Industry Group
Lia Dorsey, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Natalie Rodriguez, Assistant Managing Editor, Law360
Patrick Smith, Reporter, The American Lawyer

Member Price: $59
Prospective Member Price: $79

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