The editorial staff of The Legal Intelligencer recognizes diversity as a continuing concern in the legal community. This is our biannual discussion, an attempt to propose concrete solutions for the issues the legal profession faces in recruiting, hiring and retaining diverse attorneys.

We invited a group of practitioners (via Zoom on Aug. 17) to offer their suggestions and discuss some steps law firms can take to attract, retain and maintain a pipeline of diverse attorneys. The 11 attorneys offered insights on varying retention efforts at their firms, the effect the pandemic has had on diversity initiatives and ways to keep the momentum going amid a wave of diversity fatigue.