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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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Protesters march against police shootings and racism during a rally in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13, 2014. Photo: Rena Schild/Shutterstock.com

Big Law firms including Kirkland & Ellis and DLA Piper, among others, have joined with corporate counsel from a number of sizable companies and a national network of pro bono lawyers as part of an effort to drive systemic change and racial justice.

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Phillip Bantz

Phillip Bantz is a reporter for Corporate Counsel. Follow him on Twitter @PhillipBantz.

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