71 posts categorized "Diversity"

Psst: Irell & Manella's New Leader Is Black!

Yes, it's a big deal that he's African American. My chat with Ellisen Turner. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:08 AM on October 11, 2017 in Advice, Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Jones Day Alums Driving the Anti-Gay Agenda + Other News

Another edition of news and gossip. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:33 PM on October 4, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (0)

Women Get Paid Less. No Matter What.

Even new legislation aimed at pay equity isn't helping. And, sometimes, it's making the gap worse. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:15 AM on September 29, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Women Equity Partnership Rate Hits 19 Percent! Excited?

The National Association of Women Lawyers just released its annual report. And the news flash is this: It's not totally depressing.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:07 AM on September 19, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Lawyers: You Are to Blame for Trump

It's because of smug, liberal urbanites like you that we are in the mess we're in. A look at White Working Class by Joan Williams. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:29 AM on August 31, 2017 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Preet Bharara Tells Minority Law Students to "Work Harder." Is that the Best Advice?

How many times are women and minorities told that excellence is the best way to get ahead? Too many. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:11 AM on August 10, 2017 in Advice, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (2)

Corporations Are Pressuring Firms to Diversify—Not!

For all the talk about diversity, few corporations are keeping score about their outside counsel. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:43 AM on August 1, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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Are Asian Americans Fed Up with the Legal Profession?

Asian American enrollment rates at law schools have taken a steep dive. What's more, they are Big Law's biggest dropouts. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:44 AM on July 25, 2017 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Trump Hearts Jones Day (Still)

News and gossip edition: Jones Day, Porngate, Airnb Trump fan and Brazilian waxes. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:54 AM on July 20, 2017 in Diversity, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

Your Firm Is Sued for Gender Discrimination. Who Cares?

Do firms lose clients and recruits when they get slapped with a sensational lawsuit? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:38 AM on July 17, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

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