Learn how you can make your law firm even more diverse in this article.

Modern law firms aspire to diversity. Whether large or small, most firms have stated policies as well as genuine intentions to maintain a diverse workforce and to hire and advance people based on merit and without discriminating against anyone based on a diversity factor.

These intentions come from a moral and ethical imperative to do the right thing, but they also come from economic self-interest. Law firms understand that society is becoming ever-more diverse and that the talent they need to prosper and beat the competition is not defined by race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, cultural variations, or any other “diverse” factor. Instead, it is defined by the capacity of the attorney to do the job in the most effective way possible and to meet the client’s objectives (which—interestingly—in some cases means ensuring a diverse team of lawyers staffs the client’s matters).

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