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I can’t sum up enough energy to get all excited about another amazing diversity initiative launched by a brand-name mega-company. I know I should perk up, since covering diversity in the legal profession is my bailiwick. But, honestly, it feels like homework.

Not just homework, but the same old essay I’ve been writing over and over again. It’s not just boring but punishing. How many times can we tell ourselves that this time it’s different—that this is the game-changer we’ve been waiting for?

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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