Plaintiffs firms must cast a wider net in their search for candidates for attorney openings in order to hire more minority attorneys and change the face of the profession, a panel of plaintiffs attorneys said last month during a Philadelphia Bar Association Minorities in the Profession Committee meeting.

“You have a sense we’re a club, and you can’t break into it,” said Ruben Honik in response to audience comments about the insularity of plaintiffs firms’ hiring process. Honik was a panelist and is a partner with Golomb & Honik and a past president of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

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