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SPINNING WHEELS – If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results, many large law firms’ approaches to improving diversity can comfortably be described as fully deranged. From continually crowding around the same shallow well for new hires to perpetuating ineffective and exclusionary professional development methods, the heightened scrutiny of Big Law’s diversity efforts has laid bare the fact that too many law firms insist on doing things the way they’ve always done them—even after it’s become abundantly clear those ways don’t work. In this week’s Law.com Trendspotter column—the first of a two-parter—we’ll look at how Big Law’s lack of creativity is exacerbating its lack of diversity.
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