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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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Janet DiFiore. New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore. Photo: Tim Roske

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said Tuesday she would commission an independent review of the state court system’s response to issues of institutional racism following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

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Ryan Tarinelli

Ryan Tarinelli is a reporter at the New York Law Journal. He is based at the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York. He can be reached through email at rtarinelli@alm.com. Follow him on Twitter: @ryantarinelli.

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