The legal profession is often scrutinized for its lack of diversity, and with good reason. Currently, only 12% of practicing lawyers are minorities, and women make up 35% of the overall licensed lawyer population.
Aside from a much needed increase in access to opportunities to students prior to law school, many law firms and other legal organizations are working to implement a number of initiatives to combat these diversity concerns. Ultimately, these professionals and organizations hope to create a more diverse attorney population that is representative of the wide array of clients today’s lawyers are representing.
The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP) is looking to recognize those movers and shakers who have already made a point to help increase a sense of inclusion in the legal profession by featuring their work in their annual publication – The IILP Review: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession.
Currently, the IILP is seeking submissions from legal professionals and organizations who have published reports, launched successful programs/initiatives, and uncovered new information that has advanced diversity and inclusion efforts in the legal profession in the past year.
Submissions are due by the first week in February.