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The importance of the diversity in the legal sector
Law firms has been a very masculine sector, particularly in management positions, which caused rejection among women and people from the LGBT community or other minorities. The lack of representation has also contributed to generate a sense of scariness in the legal profession but, as it is an actua...
TIL - 24 April 2023
Gordons appoints Catherine Woodward as head of Diversity and Inclusion
Gordons has appointed commercial litigation solicitor and current Leeds Law Society president, Catherine Woodward, as its head of diversity and inclusion (D&I). The role has been created to place an even greater emphasis by the firm on its ongoing commitment to D&I, and to raise awareness o...
TIL - 21 February 2022
How diversity, equity, and inclusion promote business innovation
Innovation in business is powered by unique perspectives and new ideas. At the forefront of innovation is diversity, equity, and inclusión. Having diverse perspectives from teammates who come from different backgrounds ensures that your team approaches a problem from multiple angles and this ...
Gema Gago - 21 January 2022
Discover DEI Maturity Model the new project launched by ACC and its Foundation
The ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) and its Foundation (ACC Foundation) have recently collaborated with executive professionals to launch the DEI Maturity Model, a legal project focused on assisting in diversity, equality and inclusion policies and programmes. Among the categories incl...
TIL - 14 December 2021
Legal Core: the union of large law firms in the defense of ethnic diversity
On a special and unprecedented occasion in the legal sector, several of the most important law firms in the UK (Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Slaughter and May, Herbert Smith Freehills, among others) have joined together to create the Legal Core plat...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 02 November 2021
From law to the launch of a DEI consultancy: the case of Jon Henes
Jon Henes, former restructuring partner at Kirkland & Ellis, has announced the creation of C Street Advisory Group, an innovative strategic consulting project focused on diversity and inclusion. The initiative is aimed at companies, CEOs and boards of directors, as well as advising when a...
Joe Goodman - 17 September 2021
LGBT+ Inclusion: embassy or advocate?
They can be summarised as follows: - When in Rome – the organisation adheres to the norms of the jurisdiction, creating exemptions to policies that prevent discrimination or equal treatment of LGBT+ people; - Embassy – the organisation implements protective policies and initi...
Matthew Clements - 03 September 2021
Hogan Lovells promotes diversity and inclusion work
--- Hogan Lovells has implemented a global diversity and inclusion initiative as a strategy to create better teams Hogan Lovells has introduced diversity & inclusion (D&I) billable hour credit for U.S. lawyers, an initiative being implemented globally and further affirming its commitment t...
Joe Goodman - 28 June 2021
Race Talks: How Jackson Lewis raises awareness of racial inequality
--- Jackson Lewis fights racial inequality through its educational programme RACE Talks The issue of race has been a relevant topic in the legal sector for a couple of years now. In addition to citizens, law firms have also been active in advocating against the current racial inequality. In...
Joe Goodman - 04 June 2021
Ethnic minorities in the legal sector: reality or utopia?
--- The most relevant law firms are worrying about the hiring of ethical minorities like the case of Hogan Lovells In an eminently globalised market, the recruitment of international lawyers is the order of the day. But when it comes to the recruitment of black and minority ethnic lawyers in the U...
TIL - 05 May 2021
Hogan Lovells and why it invests in talent and diversity. Three lawyers who illustrate this
--- In large international law firms, hundreds of lawyers enter internships every year. Hogan Lovells is a prime example of retaining young talent in the legal sector The Pathfinder programme seeks to find new lawyers with great potential and harness their diverse skills to enhance their leadershi...
TIL - 29 March 2021
Discover the Freshfields Diversity Scholarship Programme 2021
--- Freshfields has launched its 2021 Diversity Fellowship Programme Freshfields has demonstrated its commitment to employee diversity by announcing the completion of its 2021 Diversity Fellowship Programme, which includes three students from Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law Center a...
TIL - 16 March 2021
Webinar (March 8th): Legal Technology and the Future of Women in Law
--- The Impact Lawyers and the European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) will host a webinar on Monday 8 March (at 1 PM ET / 7 PM CET) on the occasion of International Women's Day on the following topic: "Legal Technology and the Future of Women in Law" REGISTER HERE: https://onevite.zoom.us/webin...
TIL - 16 March 2021
Linklater's Race Action Plan
--- Linklaters has published a plan to increase the diversity of black lawyers in its international staff, and since this is an issue that concerns the management of this law firm, it has designed an action plan structured in 5 points 1.To create an inclusive culture Establish a Black Div...
TIL - 16 March 2021
Reed Smith and its commitment to inclusion and diversity
--- Reed Smith, a firm known for its commitment to inclusion and diversity, has announced a partnership agreement with the Black Young Professionals (BYP) platform, with the aim of increasing the number of black candidates to work at the firm Created in 2016, BYP is an initiative that seeks ...
TIL - 18 February 2021
Cleary Gottlieb - one of the ‘Best Place to Work’ for LGBTQ lawyers
--- Cleary Gottlieb has been named as one of the best firms to work for LGBTQ lawyers, according to a report by Human Rights Campaigning (HRC) Specifically, HRC has made this report through the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, which is a survey conducted in the United States and collects information...
TIL - 03 February 2021
ABA study on diversity in the legal profession in America reveals discrimination against Disabled and LGBTQ+ lawyers
According to a study released by the American Bar Association (ABA), lawyers who either identify as LGBTQ+ or as having disabilities face discrimination at their workplaces. Both subtle and overt forms of discrimination are reported, as well as subtle but unintentional biases. The first-of-its-...
Christine Fuessel - 15 December 2020
DLA, Ashurst, PWC and more. Know the winners of UK Social Mobility Awards 2020
The UK Social Mobility Awards has published a list of the winners for 2020, which rewards lawyers and firms that promote and facilitate social mobility within the UK market. The awards aim to reward those firms that set social mobility on an equal footing with other diversity issues, where th...
TIL - 14 October 2020 United Kingdom
10 actions for change
In the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd, Herbert Smith Freehills began a deeper conversation with its lawyers about improving ethnic diversity across the firm, and how it could work harder to build a supportive, respectful environment where everyone could thrive. The firm has unveiled 10 ...
TIL - 11 September 2020
The finalists of the Women in law awards 2020
The Women in Law Awards 2020 has published the law firms and lawyers who are finalists for this year's awards. Among the finalists are prestigious firms such as Baker McKenzie, CMS, Simmons & Simmons, Allen & Overy, Clyde & Co, among others. The awards ceremony will take pl...
TIL - 07 September 2020
Are really increasing the presence of women in Arbitration?
The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) has published a report on the efforts made by arbitration organizations and institutions to increase the representation of women in the arbitration sector. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has participated in this report. Specif...
TIL - 31 July 2020
Hogan Lovells has been recognized as a UK Top 50 Employer for Women
Hogan Lovells is listed for the fifth consecutive year in the UK's Top 50 Employers for Women, in an award organized by The Times. This recognition has been received with joy by the British law firm and this is how Susan Bright, Hogan Lovells Global Managing Partner for Diversity & Inclus...
TIL - 30 July 2020 United Kingdom