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After a decade of collecting data on law firm diversity, the New York City Bar Association has found that an expanding business case and increased emphasis by clients is establishing diversity as essential to the ‘new normal’ for law firms. At the same time, unconscious bias and the need for more white men to play a role in diversity efforts are challenges that law firms must overcome in order to diversify fully.< Continue reading

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This month, the New York City Bar Association is celebrating thirty years of efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession. A series of forums assessing the state of diversity in the profession culminates on June 18th with a gala fundraiser honoring the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award Winners.< Continue reading

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When the New York City Bar Association issued its Statement of Diversity Principles in 2004 to help create a more inclusive legal profession, the idea was not about quotas or standards but rather, as more and more people understand these days, about doing business better.< Continue reading

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Despite some gains over the past year, New York City law firms continue to face challenges in the area of diversity, concludes the New York City Bar Association’s sixth Diversity Benchmarking Report.< Continue reading

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