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diverse hands raisedThe legal profession must work harder to closer resemble our ever changing and evolving national demographics. The abysmal statistics on diversity in law illustrate the less than surprising limitations of public pledges, collective hand-wringing and even the sincerest mea culpas. We are being confronted by hard evidence that being successful as it relates to diversity and inclusion requires more than good intentions.

As president of the National Bar Association, I know first-hand that the field is trying to promote change, as evidenced from the recent open letter from 170 corporate law department leaders to direct their legal services spend to law firms that get results on diversity. Still it is far from enough.

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