Law firms have long undertaken, and promoted, pro bono work for various causes. Sometimes they affect change, sometimes not. But a concerted effort on the level of the new Law Firm Antiracism Alliance is something novel, both from the volume of participation as well as the ambitions of what the alliance hopes to accomplish.
As of June 23, over 125 law firms have signed on (one of the partner firms, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, is hosting a running list of the firms participating) to participate in the program, which has the lofty goal of addressing not just individual assaults on equality and social justice, but the structures in place that allow those inequalities to propagate.
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