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The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms
Publication Date
06/06/2017
6 pages

Learn key data regarding diversity in the legal profession in the United States.

Resource Details
Source: Meetings
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
Author
Nathaniel Vitan, Cameron A. Smith, and Ephraim J. Pierre
Publication Date
07/01/2019
10 pages

While minority and female representation in the legal community has increased in recent years, the numbers are still lagging. But there are several key steps corporate counsel can take to retain, develop, and promote diversity among in-house counsel.

Checklists
Author
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Publication Date
03/01/2019
1 pages

Tips for creating an inclusive work environment.

Resource Details
Region: Global
Audience: New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Mark Roellig
Publication Date
12/01/2018
2 pages

Inclusion allows for superior decision-making by bringing balance and equilibrium to any team or group and to the environment in which the team operates. And a diverse group will develop different strategies, approaches, solutions, and ideas.

Resource Details
Source: ACC Docket
Region: Global
Articles
Author
Joe Otterstetter and Melanie Heller
Publication Date
07/01/2018
8 pages

Law remains one of the least racially diverse professions in the United States and is still predominately male. Faced with this reality, Diversity Lab came up with a novel idea to resolve lingering inequalities in the field.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Diversity and Inclusion
Source: ACC Docket
Region: United States
Checklists
Author
N. Cornell Boggs, III, Of Counsel/Senior Strategic Advisor, Quarles & Brady LLP
Publication Date
10/20/2020
2 pages

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a topic of great relevance in our world, our nation, our profession and within our respective companies. This checklist is merely designed to be a thought starter for your corporate legal department as you engage in conversations that are aimed at making improvements both internally in your companies, and externally with the service.
providers who support your company.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Leslie Paige Wolfson
Publication Date
10/01/2016
12 pages

In most cases, firms do not acknowledge disability groups as protected minorities under the title of diversity. As a result, those with disabilities receive the bare minimum in protections from the US Department of Labor, and often struggle to defend themselves against employment discrimination or workplace exclusion. Why have people with disabilities been overlooked from diversity protections and how can in-house counsel play a pivotal role in changing this for the better?

Resource Details
Source: ACC Docket
Region: United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Global
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
08/10/2018
3 pages

Demonstrate your individual commitment to diversity and inclusion by completing at least five action items on this checklist during the year. To the extent possible, we ask them to select at least one action item in each of the three categories.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
Articles
Author
Alex A. Toribio and Kevin T. Merriman
Publication Date
10/01/2017
6 pages

Much has been said about the lack of diversity in the legal profession. However, by highlighting a successful partnership program between manufacturing company Corning Incorporated and law firm Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy, LLP, in-house counsel can learn to make the business case for encouraging collaborative diversity initiatives in the workplace.

Resource Details
Source: ACC Docket
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Delania Barbee, Alan Bryan, and Mark Roellig
Publication Date
11/01/2016
10 pages

For years, the legal world has shied away from diversity, falling behind the inclusion rates of other professions. By implementing newly created disclosure techniques, leaders in corporate America can take advantage of the untapped potential in the room and drive change from top to bottom.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Diversity and Inclusion
Source: ACC Docket
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Lori Middlehurst, APAC Law Lead, Salesforce
Publication Date
02/15/2020
2 pages

Conflict, which is a positive by-product of diversity, must be expected and welcomed in today’s innovative, diverse workplace. Diversity of thought is increased in the more diverse workplace, and while most Australian companies look for ways to increase diversity, they may struggle if the inherent conflicts get out of hand.

This article appears in theAustralianCorporateLawyer, Volume 30, Issue 1 -Autumn 2020

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Mark Roellig and Coco Xiao
Publication Date
11/01/2017
6 pages

Around the globe, corporations are overwhelmingly looking to close the diversity gap. However, a disparity remains between the growth of gender and racial diversity — with gender diversity growing at a faster pace. By decoding this phenomenon, in-house counsel can better understand the impact of this shift, and adapt processes to reap the benefits of having a truly diverse work force.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Diversity and Inclusion
Source: ACC Docket
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Mary Jo White and Steven Bochner
Publication Date
01/26/2016
12 pages

This is a Q&A between Mary Jo White and Steven Bochner at the keynote session of the 43rd Annual Securities Regulation Institute.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Dawn T. Collins
Publication Date
03/09/2018

As athletes and other public figures use their careers to bring awareness to social movements and other world events such as the Charlottesville tragedy, the implications of social movements on employee relations remains a hot topic that poses challenging issues for employers related to diversity, inclusion, and free speech. This Quick Overview shows a few of those related topics and some practical suggestions of ways employers can address these issues in the workplace in the United States.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Jackson Lewis
Publication Date
06/24/2017
3 pages

This is a sample of how the workforce of the future will likely see focus on innovative diversity-related management and best practices.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Program Materials
Author
Eva Bishop, Dara Gill, Nia Joynson-Romanzina, John Sander
Publication Date
07/08/2016
7 pages

Learn about the European Directive 2014/95/EU on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups.

Resource Details
Source: Meetings
Region: European Union
Articles
Author
Lori Middlehurst, APAC Employment Law Lead, Salesforce, Nick Willets, Board Director (Volunteer), John Mac Foundation, and Vered Keisar, VP and GC, ResMed
Publication Date
08/01/2020
4 pages

In a time where social justice issues are attracting greater awareness, it is important to recognise how in-house counsel area uniquely positioned to guide their organisations in supporting these important issues.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
NALP Foundation and the Center for Women in Law
Publication Date
06/19/2020
166 pages

This study looks at the fundamentally different experiences of law students when it comes to racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and provides information about how these differences may impact their professional opportunities.

For questions about the report, please contact centerforwomeninlaw@law.utexas.edu or info@nalpfoundation.org.

Articles
Author
Bjarne P. Tellmann
Publication Date
09/01/2017

Career Path Columnist Bjarne P. Tellmann discusses the various types of diversity that a company needs in order to succeed.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Diversity and Inclusion
Source: ACC Docket
Articles
Author
Bjarne P. Tellmann
Publication Date
11/01/2017

A diverse workforce is critical for companies to thrive. To retain and groom that talent, leadership must be ready to mentor.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Diversity and Inclusion
Source: ACC Docket
Region: United States
Author
the ACC Foundation
Publication Date
02/03/2021

Check out the ACC Foundation's selection of programs and resources on diversity and inclusion.

Available On-Demand - Publication Date: 03/12/2021
35 minutes
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Available On-Demand - Publication Date: 04/09/2021
61 minutes
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Checklists
Author
N. Cornell Boggs, III, Quarles & Brady LLP
Publication Date
05/03/2021
2 pages

This resource is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) checklist, developed by N.Cornell Boggs, III of Quarles & Brady LLP, that provides a thought starting process for In-house leaders and their corporate legal department as they engage in conversations that are aimed at making improvements internally, and externally with the service providers their company works with.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Diversity and Inclusion
Collection: Leadership Skills
Region: United States
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
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