Working across different jurisdictions (Middle East, UK, USA) has enabled me to meet with lawyers from a wide range of backgrounds. I have managed to gain a great understanding of the different initiatives law firms have to promote diversity and inclusion on a global scale.
We’re living in a world today where it’s even more important to focus on diversity within the workplace on a global scale. Building a legal team that is not only diverse in race, ethnicity and gender but also in thought, experiences and perspective allow for a more dynamic and creative work environment.
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To properly address this lack of diversity, law firms and legal teams need to take the fundamental first step of holding intentional conversations about the importance of diversity.