The Diversity Law Institute is an association of lawyers, law firms and companies committed to the advancement of diversity within the legal profession and the respective systems of justice represented among its members. A think tank striving to establish forward-thinking approaches and solutions in the area of diversity, the DLI seeks to recognize trends within the law that may translate into opportunity for women and minorities. Through the DLI's Diversity Summit, the institute seeks to educate on issues relating to diversity within the profession and recognize firms for achievements in inclusiveness through its Diversity Law Institute Awards.
"Diversity affirmatively celebrates our differences. It cherishes the knowledge, wisdom, friendship and stimulation we garner when we embrace others."
Diversity in Law Practice: What Are The Issues and Why Does Failure Persist?
By Marcia Pennington Shannon
Professional development tends to be hard hit in a down economy, when most law firms are focused on the short-term fixes rather than their long-term iinterests. Any part of a budget that doesn't directly impact the profits of the firm is at risk. Diversity, in particular, looks to be getting short shrift. This is shortsighted on the part of firm managers, to say the least.
Law Firms Struggle With Recruiting and Retaining Minority Lawyers
By Beth Hawkins
Law School? That's the easy part.
Minorities who graduate from high school and college and who win admission to law school tend to get their JDs and pass the bar. And even in the current tepid economic climate, employers are still persuing newly minted lawyers of color.