Building a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Industry

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Major law firms and corporations have increasingly expressed a commitment to greater diversity among employees in recent years. While that constitutes progress in the field of diversity and inclusion, there is still plenty of work to be done, according to a recent Bloomberg Law panel discussion.

To discuss the legal industry’s current status in recruiting and retaining a diverse talent pool, as well as essential next steps, “The Next Generation of Law: Building a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion” convened three leading experts in the field:

  • Hon. Rubén Castillo (Ret.), litigation practice group partner and chair of Akerman Bench at Akerman LLP
  • Robert J. Grey Jr., president of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Kimya S.P. Johnson, senior counsel and chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Legal Practice Group at Ogletree Deakins

The panel was moderated by Grace Maral Burnett, Bloomberg Law transactions analysis manager.

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“All of the panelists are here because we support you, and we are happy that you made the decision to go into the legal profession,” Castillo said as the discussion kicked off. “We want to leave our profession more diverse than we found it.”

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