Four lawyers talk about the challenges of recruiting and retaining diverse lawyers. Challenges include getting leadership buy-in and the necessary resources, addressing implicit bias when setting salaries and assigning work, and knowing where and how to recruit the lawyers you want. Read what these lawyers advise.
Gail Groy, a partner at Axley Brynelson LLP, has leveraged her personal interests and her status as a mother to build a client base of others in similar circles, and she's doing it with much success.
A more open, welcoming workplace is a stronger and more profitable one. Get practical, straightforward advice on making your firm and practice more diverse and inclusive at the 2019 Diversity Council Program, April 29 in Milwaukee. Register today.
The transgender community and the societal challenges it faces have become increasingly visible. Nearly 60,000 transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals live in Wisconsin alone. This article surveys the current and evolving state of constitutional, statutory, and case law, at the federal, state, and local levels, on various issues that uniquely affect transgender individuals.
Law firms benefit from a diverse group of lawyers. Lara Czajkowski Higgins discusses the need to broaden the definition of “diversity,” the need to expand diversity efforts to support staff, and the many benefits of doing so.
Law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies are needed to participate in the 2017 Diversity Clerkship Program. Through the program, employers provide students with the opportunity to build legal practice skills and knowledge, and student clerks gain practical legal experience.