Instant Insights / A National Conversation on Racism: the Legal Profession's Role in Driving Equality
The tragedy of George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer has spurred a renewed conversation about who we are as a country. In the legal sphere, we are seeing members of the community come together and look inward, asking what they can do to better confront racism and inequality. At ALM, our reporters and editors have interviewed diverse law firm leaders, general counsel and law deans, as well as allies, about where the blindspots are and where we go from here. A collection of some of that coverage, along with photography from the protests and spot news, is below.
'This Is Where Our Compass Points Us': Reed Smith Partners Outline Plan to Make a Difference in Racial Equity
Reed Smith global managing partner Alexander "Sandy" Thomas and litigation and dispute resolution department global chair Peter Ellis said the events of 2020 led them to create a Racial Equity Action Plan to help the firm, its communities and clients heal and make a lasting impact.
Reed Smith’s decision to partner with civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia on behalf of Ahmaud Arbery’s mother last month is only part of a Racial Equity Action Plan the firm developed in response to the social unease of 2020.
One after another, the killings of Black men and women by white police officers—or people acting as police officers—stunned, grieved and outraged the country.
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