544 ABA Journal Diversity articles.
Two recent events—around the same time in different parts of the country—starkly exposed the pernicious nature of systemic racism: One resulted in murder; the other could have. Both offer somber lessons for the legal profession and clients’ organizations about the need to identify and root out bias in their policies, practices and culture.
Jul 2, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
Katten converts some furloughs into layoffs
Katten Muchin Rosenman has decided to lay off some employees it had furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm is…
Jun 30, 2020 3:11 PM CDT
Prosecutor to testify that Trump ally was treated better
A prosecutor who resigned in the Roger Stone case plans to tell Congress on Wednesday that his supervisors told him that…
Jun 23, 2020 4:44 PM CDT
A California district attorney has vowed to file a whistleblower complaint against a public defender who criticized prosecutors’ role in perpetuating racial bias.
Jun 23, 2020 3:26 PM CDT
Seventy percent of female minority lawyers report leaving or considering leaving the legal profession, according to an ABA report on the challenges that they face.
Jun 22, 2020 4:19 PM CDT
State high courts, chief justices issue racial injustice statements
A growing number of state chief justices are issuing public statements following the death of George Floyd. Many of the…
Jun 18, 2020 4:33 PM CDT
The ABA is hosting a webinar Friday to commemorate Juneteenth, an annual holiday marking the day that people who were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, walked away from bondage after they were told that the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued two-and-a-half years earlier.
Jun 18, 2020 11:55 AM CDT
The Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law in Dallas announced on Twitter on Wednesday that it revoked the admission of an incoming student, “based on the student’s racially offensive behavior recorded on social media.”
Jun 12, 2020 11:32 AM CDT
Law firms are making statements supporting racial justice and pledging funds to organizations that advance the cause.
Jun 11, 2020 10:56 AM CDT
The first black Connecticut Supreme Court chief justice sent a letter to employees of the state’s judicial system Tuesday, urging them to “double and even triple our efforts to provide equal justice for all those that we serve.”
Jun 11, 2020 10:48 AM CDT
DOJ engaged in ‘highly irregular conduct,’ says amicus appointee in Michael Flynn case
The U.S. Department of Justice “engaged in highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the…
Jun 10, 2020 4:01 PM CDT
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has refused to sanction former female associates who filed a $200 million lawsuit
against Jones Day for alleged gender bias.
Jun 10, 2020 10:29 AM CDT
A law grad undergoing mental health treatment is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether Illinois officials discriminated against him under the Americans with Disabilities Act when they refused to admit him to the bar.
Jun 9, 2020 12:13 PM CDT
Officer faces increased charge in George Floyd case; others also charged
Prosecutors have added an upgraded charge against the Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd by pressing…
Jun 3, 2020 3:41 PM CDT
Jun 1, 2020 1:20 AM CDT
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