Implicit bias

Implicit Bias: Cloaked in Color-Blind Clothing

The color-blind approach commonly employed to diversify law firms may prevent leaders from achieving their goal of minority inclusion. Why? Implicit bias. What is Implicit Bias?  Implicit bias describes unintentional, fundamental, and pervasive biases that fuel stereotypes and many instances…
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legal aid lawyers

A Thank You to Legal Aid Lawyers

It’s time to thank legal aid lawyers. The annual national Pro Bono Week (October 22nd-26th) has started. You probably think this blog is going to delve into why lawyers should do pro bono work. Think again. There is already plenty…
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client satisfaction

Legal Trends Report Emphasizes Client Satisfaction

“We start with the customer, and work backwards.” – Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon With a decade of candles shining brightly on its birthday cake, legal practice management software company Clio continues to show it is a leader in legal…
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workplace civility

Workplace Civility: Leaders Can Make a Difference

It’s been a tough road to hoe in the civility business.  Surveys and anecdotes about the caustic uncivil interactions in America—particularly in politics—abound. But there is a bright spot on the horizon.  A recent survey shows that in workplaces where…
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change

Diversity and Well-Being Education Focused on Change

By 2044, our country will become a majority-minority nation. And yet, the legal profession that represents it remains 85% white, more so at the highest levels of the profession. Meanwhile, despite the massive entry of women into the workplace over…
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Jumpstart for Diverse Students

Giving Diverse Law Students a Jumpstart

Do you remember your first day of law school? I do – vaguely. I remember walking into the Gothic hall that held the new first year class at the University of Michigan Law School. I remember a chaotic blur of…
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#MeToo

The #MeToo Culture Shift in the Legal Profession

As the #MeToo movement maintains its impact across the nation, the legal industry continues to respond. Law firms, law departments, bar associations, and even the judiciary are reviewing sexual harassment policies, examining reporting procedures and structures, and fostering  dialogue meant…
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lawyer well-being

Lawyers Must Be Present in the Moment

If lawyers are not well and present in the moment, they cannot competently do their jobs. This was the clear message throughout the Mindfulness in Law Society’s 2018 national conference entitled, Mindfulness and the Path to Lawyer Well-Being. The conference…
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