3 initiatives that encourage law firm diversity

3 initiatives that encourage law firm diversity

I don’t look very diverse at first glance – a middle aged, middle class white male law firm partner. However, growing up as a gay teenager in the 1980s made me aware of how being different can affect your life choices and aspirations.

When I joined my first firm as a trainee in March 1995, the idea of being open about my sexuality did not occur to me and there were certainly no networks to join or senior role models to emulate. This was no reflection on my firm at the time. It was just unheard of anywhere in the legal profession.

We’ve come a long way. But there is more to do.

Having recently been involved in putting together our firm’s annual global Diversity Report, I wanted to share three common diversity themes emerging across our platform of 47 offices on

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