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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.

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Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, addresses the media in Louisville, Kentuck., on Aug. 13, 2020. The city of Louisville will pay $12 million to Palmer and install police reforms as part of a settlement of a lawsuit from Taylor’s family. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan, File)

Jasmine Caruthers had mixed feelings when attorneys representing the family of Breonna Taylor announced this week that they had reached a $12 million settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Louisville.

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Karen Sloan

Karen Sloan is the Legal Education Editor and Senior Writer at ALM. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @KarenSloanNLJ Sign up for Ahead of the Curve—her weekly email update on trends and innovation in legal education—here: https://www.law.com/briefings/ahead-of-the-curve/

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