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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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Trelvis Randolph Trelvis Randolph. Photo: J. Albert Diaz/ALM

Miami civil litigator Trelvis Randolph offered a grim recollection that he has shared sparingly.

The Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer partner was making an acceptance speech Thursday evening after being sworn in virtually as president of the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, a Black voluntary bar group named for the ceiling breaker who served as the first Black judge in Miami at the federal, district and circuit levels.

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Catherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson is managing editor of the Daily Business Review. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter at @cmwalm

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