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A Call to Action: Diversity in the Legal Profession

By Rick Palmore
June 03, 2007
In 1999, the Chief Legal Offi cers of about 500 major corporations signed a document entitled Diversity in the Workplace—A Statement of Principle. The Statement evidenced the commitment of the signatory corporations to diversity in the legal profession. In particular, it was intended to be a mandate for law firms to make immediate and sustained improvement in this area. Unfortunately, however, all objective assessments show that the collective efforts and gains of law firms in diversity have reached a disappointing plateau....