Instant Insights / A National Conversation on Racism: the Legal Profession's Role in Driving Equality

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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Navan Ward, his wife Bridget, and sons Roman (left) and Jaxon (right) march to the Georgia Governor's mansion on June 7, 2020. Navan Ward, his wife Bridget, and sons Roman (left) and Jaxon (right) march to the Georgia governor’s mansion on June 7, 2020.

As nationwide protests continue over the death of George Floyd, Navan Ward was on the phone this week with the other officers of the American Association for Justice, where he is set to become president-elect next month. For Ward, who is an African American, the issue is personal. A principal at Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, Ward and his wife took their 9-year-old twin boys to a protest on Sunday in Atlanta.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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