Diversity

647 ABA Journal Diversity articles.

Survey finds sexual harassment still a problem in New York courts, and lawyers are worst offenders
A majority of female lawyers responding to a survey by a New York judicial committee reported inappropriate or demeaning conduct by other attorneys.
The power of decency in the legal profession
There is a fever in America today. This fever is running at a very high pitch, and it has nothing to do with the pandemic.
Who are some of the lawyers serving on Biden’s agency review teams?

Of the 500-plus individuals appointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s agency review teams, over 150 are lawyers. The agency review teams are also some of the most diverse in history.

Biden names former Alito clerk as White House counsel
President-elect Joe Biden has named a former law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. as his White House counsel.
Afternoon Briefs: Law students pledge not to work for Trump firms; women deported after OB-GYN complaints

Law students pledge not to work for Trump election firms

A group of law students and new lawyers is circulating a pledge not to work or interview with law firms…

5 steps law school deans can take to improve diversity and inclusion
The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have highlighted to the world that systemic racism exists. It has caused many law schools, law firms and other legal employers to grapple with how to foster more diversity and inclusion as well as what it means to be antiracist.
1st Circuit upholds Harvard’s use of race in admissions; group will seek SCOTUS review
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Boston on Thursday upheld Harvard University’s use of race in undergraduate admissions.
Ex-partner’s bias suit alleges he was told Black lawyers left because they can’t handle BigLaw
A former Black partner at K&L Gates alleges in a lawsuit that he was terminated for his complaints about discrimination and then harassed by private investigators hired by the law firm.
Afternoon Briefs: Sherrilyn Ifill among winners of this award; app automates expungement

Sherrilyn Ifill among Spirit of Excellence winners

Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, is one of five winners of the 2021 Spirit of Excellence…

Biden has pledged to nominate a black female SCOTUS justice—who are the possibilities?
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to nominate the first Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court if he gets a chance to make a nomination.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge requires report disclaimer; $2.1B baby powder verdict allowed to stand

Judge requires disclaimer in cop commission report

U.S. District Judge John Bates of the District of Columbia has said President Donald Trump’s national commission on policing can’t release a report…

Barrett appears confident in her first oral arguments in the Supreme Court
Justice Amy Coney Barrett took part in her first oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in cases involving the Freedom of Information Act and the federal railroad retirement laws.
Afternoon Briefs: Latham will pay fall bonuses; Reagan shooter may display artwork, judge rules

Latham will pay fall bonuses, donate $1M to fight hunger

Latham & Watkins has announced that it will pay fall bonuses ranging from $7,500 to $40,000—the market scale for law…

How many tenured law professors are Black? Public data does not say
University of Chicago Law School celebrates Earl Dickerson’s legacy as a civil rights lawyer and activist

Earl B. Dickerson’s name may not be well known to the public, but the civil rights lawyer lived a larger-than-life existence. Now, scholars, relatives and activists are marking the 100th anniversary of his 1920 graduation from the University of Chicago Law School in celebration of his becoming the first African American to receive a juris doctor.

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