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Two Am Law 200 firms, Thompson & Knight and Husch Blackwell, have signed on to a program called CalibrateID, created by legal consulting and business services recruiting firm Calibrate, with the hopes of better understanding how they can increase not only the diversity and inclusiveness of the firm as it relates to its attorneys, but the 50% of their employees who are not. 

With the reinvigoration of D&I efforts fueled by social and racial justice protests that started over the summer and continue today, the momentum is there for firms to start looking beyond focusing solely on affinity groups, inclusion efforts and recruiting diverse candidates in their attorney ranks, but also for the business staff that make running a law firm possible. 

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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