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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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Since the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, the nation has engaged in greater dialogue on racial injustice. Now, we’re starting to see leaders in the legal profession, corporations and beyond respond with a push for greater inclusion.

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Lisa Helem

Lisa Helem is the editor in chief of The National Law Journal. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @lhelemNLJ

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Vanessa is director of newsroom innovation at ALM and leads new journalism initiatives including Legal RadarLaw.com Briefings and the Legal Speak podcast. Contact Vanessa at [email protected]. On Twitter: @vanessablum.

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