The New Face of Law Firm Diversity

June 21, 2010 by  
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The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) recently published the article, “The New Face of Law Firm Diversity,” that explores diversity best practices and addresses the challenges of moving beyond the general encouragement of diversity efforts to executing meaningful diversity plans.  Of special note, the article features ALFDP member Elizabeth A. Campbell and highlights the work she is doing at Andrews Kurth.

To access the full article, please select the following link: The New Face of Law Firm Diversity

Diversity-Minded Tips to Help Associates Succeed

June 4, 2010 by  
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On June 4, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer published, “Diversity-Minded Tips to Help Associates Succeed.”

To view the article, please select the following link: Diversity-Minded Tips to Help Associates Succeed

Asian Judge Nominee Shows Community’s Progress

June 2, 2010 by  
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On May 14, 2010, the Associated Press published, “Asian Judge Nominee Shows Community’s Progress” discussing the challenges of Asian-American attorneys in the legal profession by examining the nomination of Goodwin Lin to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and his quest to become only the second Asian-American judge to serve in a federal appellate court. 

To access the complete article, please select the following link: Asian Judge Nominee Shows Community’s Progress

Facing the Fallout: Hispanic Attorneys, Law Students Respond to New Measure

June 2, 2010 by  
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On May 28, 2010, the Phoenix Business Journal published, “Facing the Fallout: Hispanic Attorneys, Law Students Respond to New Measure” examining Arizona’s new illegal immigration law and the potential impact that it may have on Arizona’s legal community.

Please select the following link to access the full article: Facing the Fallout

Diverse Effects: Law firms are hanging onto their diversity directors. But the fate of minority associates has been mixed.

May 7, 2010 by  
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The May 2010 edition of California Lawyer Magazine includes an article highlighting the effect of the economy on diversity in law firms.  The article makes special mention of ALFDP, and includes a graphic showing the trend of the organization’s membership growing each year since its inception in 2006.

 To view the complete article, please click on the following link:  Diverse Effects

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April 20, 2010 by  
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The Mommy Track Turns 21

April 2, 2010 by  
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Slate Magazine discusses the the development and relevance of the “mommy track” in an article published March 10, 2010.

To read the full article, please select the following link: Mommy Track.

ALFDP Dinner at NALP Summit

March 19, 2010 by  
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On June 10th, ALFDP will host a dinner for all members attending the Summit (this year, ALFDP will assume the cost for the dinner).  In addition, ALFDP will sponsor a short networking reception at the conclusion of the conference on June 11th. 

NALP/ALFDP Summit

March 19, 2010 by  
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Registration Open for 2010 Diversity Summit
Plan now to be in Chicago for the fifth annual Diversity Summit on June 11.  The chief purpose of this exciting conference is to provide a forum for a robust exchange of information about the current challenges and innovations surrounding the issue of diversity in the legal employment arena.  Co-sponsored by NALP ALFDP, this event will bring together NALP and ALFDP members, law firm partners, in-house lawyers, law school deans, industry consultants, and other legal career professionals who have an interest in continuing to expand the diversity of the practice of law. 

 The 2010 Diversity Summit will:

 Focus on the diversity pipeline and highlight programs that have successful track records.

  • Identify proven ways to increase the recruitment, promotion, and retention of diverse lawyers.
  • Examine how the movement to competency-based systems for compensation and advancement is likely to affect law firms’ diversity initiatives.
  • Provide diversity professionals and others involved in law school and law firm diversity initiatives an opportunity to connect with one another and share best practices.
  • Provide continuing legal education credits.

 For more information and to register:  www.nalp.org/2010diversitysummit.

Who’s Still Biased?

March 17, 2010 by  
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Diversity training has swept corporate America. Just one problem: It doesn’t seem to work…

Practitioners and some scholars disagree, arguing that, while there have been some unsubstantiated claims and overhyped “innovations” in diversity training, the field as a whole has begun to figure out what works…

To view the complete article published by the Boston Globe on March 7, 2010 examining the effectiveness of diversity training, please select the following link: Who’s Still Biased?

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