Racial and gender diversity have made their way into national conversations throughout this year, but law remains one of the least diverse professions in the country. As of 2015, only about one-third of practicing attorneys were women, and only 12 percent identified as nonwhite.
Alan Bryan, senior associate general counsel for legal operations and outside counsel management at Wal-Mart, and Laura Rees Acosta, senior manager of diversity and inclusion at Goodwin Procter, recently spoke in a webinar organized by Wolters Kluwer about some of the ways that both corporate legal departments and law firms can leverage analytics and technology to steer their organizations toward a more diverse talent base.
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