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Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ten years ago, one state recognized same-sex marriages — Massachusetts. As of Oct. 7, some 35 states had legalized it, led by the U.S. Supreme Court's Oct. 6 denial to review appellate decisions from five states that invalidated same-sex marriage bans. The enormity of this moment in history cannot be understated.

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Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In this follow-up to the groundbreaking 2009 study, Degrees of Equality, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has studied the national picture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers’ experiences of inclusion on the job as contrasting with the perceptions of their non-LGBT coworkers on issues.

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Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014

We want more diverse candidates—both at the entry and equity levels– to join our ranks.  We want our diverse attorneys to succeed. We want a variety of vibrant voices representing a kaleidoscope of backgrounds.  We want to be seen as good corporate citizens in a good place to work. We want what we want.

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Published Monday, November 3, 2014

According to a new study, women in the U.S. legal sector earn 28.5 percent less than men.

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Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014

 Why is it so hard for the legal profession to act on what we know about the benefits of working in an environment that reflects the diversity of those we provide services to?

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Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Too often, white men are not included in conversations about diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. In order to advance diversity and inclusion, everyone should be included in the conversation, especially white men. Given their power and authority, white men are in the best position to effect change and influence others.

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Published Thursday, October 2, 2014

Employers and potential employers have more power than they think in helping to narrow the confidence gap between men and women in the workplace.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/diversity-diva/article2201449.html#storylink=cp
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Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014

At the tail-end of a discussion about the treatment of female lawyers by their male counterparts, a young female attorney stood and asked: "What about discrimination that happens at the hands of another woman attorney? Does that still happen?" Sadly, the whispered responses from around the room indicated the answer is still an embarrassed "yes." Later, we asked women attendees at another conference the same question and received the same answer. Uh-oh. Houston, we have a problem.

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