The Jabot
The Jabot
Jun 12, 2020
How the Recent Black Lives Matter Protests are Changing Biglaw -- Hopefully for the Better with Lia Dorsey - Episode 39
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Kathryn Rubino talks to Lia Dorsey, newly elected President of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals, and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Dentons, about Biglaw's response to the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and to Black Lives Matter.

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Episode Highlights

  • A difficult topic - 1:13
  • Tangible actions behind words - 2:34
  • Lia’s role and Biglaw’s role - 3:20
  • All the firms' different statements - 4:25
  • Lia’s piece of advice for law firms - 7:20
  • The culture of a firm - 9:13
  • An opportunity for the firms’ leaders - 10:06
  • Everybody has a role to play - 11:42
  • How we can move forward - 14:11
  • Having access to money and resources - 18:49
  • Promoting diversity - 19:57
  • Nobody has the right answer right now - 23:36

 

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