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Top 5 – Why Diversity Matters

Here are five reasons diversity is essential to a successful legal practice.

  1. Diversity drives competition. The creativity to be truly successful is a function of diverse perspectives and an environment of trust and safety.
  2. Diversity inspires empathy. How can you truly represent a client if you don't care to understand their point of view?
  3. Diversity builds strength. Just as a sports team needs the skills that different players bring, so does a legal team.
  4. Diversity promotes access. The courts and the members of the legal profession should be as diverse as those who are seeking justice and representation.
  5. Diversity is right. Fairness, respect, equal access and opportunity are fundamental principles to the legal profession.

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