Honoring Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

diversity recognitionThe 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.

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Erika Kubik

Erika Kubik

Former Communications Specialist at Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Erika is the former Communications Specialist for the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. She successfully developed strategies to increase 2Civility’s social presence across channels. As a recent graduate of Bradley University, Erika received her Bachelor of Arts studying Public Relations and Social Media Marketing where her passion for writing and brand development took flight. Outside of the office, Erika works to develop her own personal brand as she takes on Chicago for the first time having grown up just outside of the Greater St. Louis area. Though she may not be accustomed to the deep dish pizza as a Celiac, she has found the Windy City to be quite accommodating to her active lifestyle as a runner and fitness fanatic.
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