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Trendspotting – Diversify Your Law Firm

Posted by LMA International on Aug 10, 2018 4:20:58 PM


The Latest in Law Firm Marketing

Each week, the Legal Marketing Association pulls the most buzzworthy trends in marketing to help inspire its members. This week, we focus on diversity in the legal industry, starting with "Law Schools Are Very Diverse, So Why Aren’t Law Firms?" from Fast Company.

1. Law Schools Are Very Diverse, So Why Aren’t Law Firms?

 The percentage of law school attendees who identify as a minority increased from 20 to 30 percent in the last two decades, but only 15.8 percent of attorneys and 9.2 percent of partners identify as minorities. Read more from Fast Company.

2. Diversity Lab Kicks Off New Legal 'Hackathon' Round in Chicago

In late June, legal professionals gathered in Chicago for two diversity-focused "hackathons," which was inspired by the 2016 Women in Law Hackathon. Read more from The American Lawyer.

3. Banks Extend Diversity Demands to Their Law Firms

The global head of litigation at JPMorgan Chase shared with Sharon Nelles, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, the company's need for more women and minorities in the courtroom when arguing its cases. Read more from American Banker.

4. 5 Best Practices for Improving Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion

The landscape surrounding diversity and inclusion is no longer about "if" firms should be more diverse, but about "how" they can become more inclusive. Read more from The National Law Journal.

5. Focus on Inclusion Feed Minority, Gender Diversity at Law Firms in Florida

Most of the diversity in large firms in Miami is at their lowest levels. Diversity Partner for Holland & Knight Tiffani Lee weighs in on the issue. Read more from

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