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The InQuiring Lawyer Dialogue: Bias, Diversity, and Inclusiveness in the Colorado Legal Community – Part II

The InQuiring Lawyer Dialogue: Bias, Diversity, and Inclusiveness in the Colorado Legal Community – Part II

By Burg Simpson
February 9, 2016
1 min read

This is the second in Burg Simpson attorney Ron Sandgrund‘s three-part series covering bias, diversity and inclusiveness in Colorado’s legal community. Part II continues with a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of various diversity-enhancing initiatives, including inquiry into their unintended and, sometimes, negative consequences. Part III will end with an examination of the inclusiveness movement – an approach that seeks to improve diversity by making law firms and courthouses more inclusive and welcoming, even if their composition doesn’t match perfectly the communities they serve.

Participants in the conversation include judges, lawyers, law professors, law students, a sociologist, CEOs and corporate counsel, and nationally-known bias and diversity experts. As one dialogue participant, Verna Myers, says, inclusiveness is “not about perfection, but about connection,” and that sometimes “you have to become uncomfortable before you get comfortable.”

Download Part II.
Download Part I

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