Diversity is a sine qua non of successful business. Today, virtually every major company and law firm has put diversity on its front burner. It is generally accepted that having a diverse workforce gives employers a perspective that enables them to be more successful and a better place to work.

Moreover, many law firms have recognized that implementing a comprehensive diversity program helps develop relationships with new clients and to maintain relationships with existing ones. Indeed, many major companies and law firms employ a chief diversity officer, whose job it is both to implement a diversity program and to communicate the successful development of the program to the company’s customers, employees and to the world at large.