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Special Report on Diversity

The Legal Intelligencer

Supplements editor Jaime Bochet gives a behind-the-scenes look at this year's special report on diversity in the law.

You can view the 2011 Diversity Supplement here.
 

Click Here to View the Digital Edition of the Diversity Supplement

White Men and Diversity: Making Valuable Contributions Through Mentorship, Leadership and Advocacy
The Legal Intelligencer
April 5, 2011

Much has been written about the roles that white men can play in advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. From my vantage point, the most important roles are that of mentor, diversity leader and advocate. You see, I have learned some of my most important lessons from white men. And I'm not alone. Full Text


Common Sense Ways to Increase Minority Representation Among Interviewees
The Legal Intelligencer
April 5, 2011

Prior to joining my current firm in 1999, I worked as an assistant district attorney in the Bucks County District Attorney's Office, as assistant general counsel at a Philadelphia-area based chemical company, and as a partner at two Philadelphia-area insurance and corporate defense litigation firms. Over that 20-year span, I had never had a minority attorney as a colleague. Full Text



Law Firms' Dirty Little Secret: Why the Hiring of Minorities Is Still an Issue After All These Years

The Legal Intelligencer
April 5, 2011

There has been constant talk for years about the need for more diversity in law firms. The fact that The Legal Intelligencer is even publishing this supplement reflects an unsolved problem. Full Text


New Barristers' Association Program Aims to Boost Diversity
The Legal Intelligencer
April 5, 2011

For 60 years, the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia has been directly and indirectly involved in the efforts to increase diversity throughout the city. The Barristers have taken part in the various discussions on diversity in the legal profession, as well as the post-discussion acts that strive to implement advancements in diversity. Full Text



Dispelling Misconceptions of the 'Diversity Advantage'

The Legal Intelligencer
April 5, 2011

In 2009, the U.S.Census Bureau reported the minority population of Philadelphia was 51.4 percent. Yet, according to the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) study released in November, of the combined 2,128 lawyers from the 17 law firms that reported their numbers, only 8.55 percent were minorities. Full Text


The Legal's Diverse Attorneys of the Year
The Legal Intelligencer
April 5, 2011

Our goal in picking the "Diverse Attorneys of the Year" was to recognize those minority lawyers who made significant contributions to the practice of law between our last Diversity supplement in 2009 and this year. Full Text

 


Discussing Concrete Solutions to the Diversity Problem
The Legal Intelligencer
April 5, 2011

The editorial staff of The Legal Intelligencer understands that diversity is a continuing concern in the legal community. This discussion is a follow-up to one we held in 2009 regarding the problems the legal profession faces specifically in recruiting, hiring and retaining minority attorneys. Full Text

 


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