In-house lawyers driving diversity

In-house lawyers driving diversity

The Lexis In-house Advisory Board recently met to discuss a topic that has recently received a high level of press attention, and which is high on the agenda of businesses and the legal profession alike: how to create and benefit from a diverse workforce.

The conversation was facilitated by Dana Denis-Smith, CEO of Obelisk, a leading legal outsourcing business that has built a highly-skilled pool of talent by offering experienced lawyers a more flexible way to work.

You can read a full briefing note from the discussion here.

The Advisory Board began by defining diversity, identifying the current drivers for change and exploring some of the benefits to business of a diverse legal workforce (click here for more detail on these points).

Having built a picture of the current state of play and the reasons for change, the group then moved on to some of the strategic, cultural and practical barriers to progress; and suggested ways to overcome them:

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