Law Practice Today Review: Diversity

The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division publishes a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. July’s edition focuses on diversity, discussing topics such as the wage gap, mentoring, malpractice claims, the cost of document review, and more. Here are some highlights from this issue:

Mistakes You’ll Never Make Again: Learning to Interact with Diverse Clientele” by Sheila Corbine and Lindsey Schuler

“Diversity training may need to be implemented within your own practice to avoid such social faux pas. Standard practice is to train new attorneys to interact with a more diverse work force. However, new attorney diversity training also needs to prepare new attorneys and/or law clerks to work with your diverse clientele.”

Be the Change: How Mentoring Can Improve Diversity in the Legal Profession” by Sonia R. Russo

“In the face of a relative lack of diversity, and a high rate of attrition for female lawyers of color in large law firms, what can the legal industry do to ensure that our profession more accurately reflects the clients we serve? Mentorship is an efficacious, cost-effective solution that addresses the issue of diversity within the legal profession once lawyers are licensed and can act as a pipeline solution itself.”

Helping Future Lawyers Master the Code” by Nicholas Gaffney

“Cornell is launching a new, one-year Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship, housed at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. The Law Tech program is an integral part of the new Cornell Tech academic model, where education and research are closely tied to creating and expanding companies and industries. The Tech LLM has been developed in the same way, designed to give students the skills necessary to become successful attorneys in the technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

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