Self-reflection

5 Self-Reflections for a Happy New Year

There’s too much to do before the end of the year. This is true; I’m not going to argue with you. However, I am going to add something else to your list. Don’t panic. I promise my suggested add-on will…
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Ethical case for diversity

The Ethical Case for Diversity

We’ve tried the moral case for diversity—it’s the right thing to do. And the business case for diversity—it’s good for business. Yet the legal profession remains stubbornly non-diverse. Maybe it’s time for a new approach—the ethical case for diversity. If…
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law school finals

A Guide to Surviving Law School Finals

It’s that time of year again when everyone is nearing a full-on holiday hustle. The weather gets colder and the days are shorter. Gifts need to be purchased and decorations carefully placed. Meanwhile anxious students tackle law school finals. For…
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confront bias

Loyola Law Confronts Bias in New Course

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that America is rapidly moving toward a majority-minority nation. The U.S. population is expected to be minority white in 2042. However, the legal profession is still largely non-diverse. These shifting demographics have caught the attention…
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mentoring

Four Reasons You Need A Mentor

Sure, you’ve been on the receiving side of learning your entire life. From parents to teachers, coaches, and colleagues, your fundamental years were likely rooted in education. As a new lawyer, it’s time to start advancing professionally. It’s time to…
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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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