84 posts categorized "Diversity"

Lawyers for Public Office + More News

Lawyers for public office; law school is back in vogue; and Edie Windsor's lawyer goes after a mini-Harvey. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:18 AM on November 17, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

It's Lonely at the Top for BigLaw's Few Black Leaders

Positive stories about the state of black lawyers are rare. But this is one of them. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:35 AM on November 13, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Partner chats | Comments (0)

Are Black Alums of Harvard Law Doing Better?

Law school pedigree matters for everyone, but it might matter even more for blacks. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:17 AM on October 31, 2017 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power | Comments (0)

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 10:08 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 7:33 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 10:15 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 12:07 PM 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 12:29 PM 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 10:11 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 7:43 AM on August 1, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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