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The tragedy of George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer has spurred a renewed conversation about who we are as a country. In the legal sphere, we are seeing members of the community come together and look inward, asking what they can do to better confront racism and inequality. At ALM, our reporters and editors have interviewed diverse law firm leaders, general counsel and law deans, as well as allies, about where the blindspots are and where we go from here. A collection of some of that coverage, along with photography from the protests and spot news, is below.

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Colinford Mattis

Days after he was arrested in connection with the alleged firebombing of an unoccupied New York City Police Department vehicle in Brooklyn, Pryor Cashman associate Colinford Mattis has been suspended from the firm without pay, managing partner Ronald Shechtman announced Tuesday.

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Jane Wester

Jane Wester is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal. Email her at jwester@alm.com or find her on Twitter @janewester.

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