Lack Of Diversity Among Supreme Court Bar
May 20 (Bloomberg) -- While the Supreme Court has three female justices, a Hispanic and an African-American, the lawyers appearing before it are almost all white males.
According to the Associated Press, during the...more
Law firms’ efforts to achieve diversity in their ranks, especially at the partner level, began as long ago as the early 1990s. They ramped up in the early 2000s as many firms invested heavily in programs designed to recruit...more
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- FEDERAL ISSUES
- STATE ISSUES
- FIRM NEWS
- CONSUMER FINANCE
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With all the focus on improving diversity in the ranks of senior corporate management, the glaring corporate governance problem is the lack of diversity in corporate boardrooms....more
SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar recently gave a speech setting forth his views on proxy disclosure. Some of the more interesting points were...more
Can the legal profession compete with other professions in the United States when it comes to diversity?
According to the Current Population Survey (CPS), a survey of American households sponsored jointly by the U.S....more
The announcement that Hilda Solis would be departing as Secretary of Labor added to the list of vacancies of high-level positions in the Administration. Such turnover is nothing new for presidents who have been elected to a...more
Last week the Ninth Circuit ruled on the issue of whether a business can be held liable under the California Invasion of Privacy Act, Cal. Penal Code § 632 (“CIPA”) for monitoring or recording its own customer service...more
It has been ten years since Sarbanes-Oxley was enacted. No one can argue that Sarbanes-Oxley eliminated the problem of corporate malfeasance....more
As the word “diversity” has evolved in our culture to become a code word for the inclusion of racial, gender, and ethnic minorities, we sometimes lose sight of the key element of diversity that makes it significant in our...more
With just days into the new year, are you embracing the new year as an opportunity for your own personal and professional growth and development? Or, are you already dreading what the new year will bring and counting the days...more
Bruce McMullen is a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Memphis office and focuses his practice in health care law and commercial litigation. Over the years, Bruce has built a successful career, earning an AV® Preeminent™ Peer...more
Diversity initiatives that promote recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce are increasingly important outside the US. But transplanting a US diversity initiative for overseas workers risks confusion,...more
Because of the numerous advantages of litigating personal injury cases in federal court, many out-of-state defendants seek to remove their cases from state court to federal court. To remove, the moving party must show that...more
The subject of diversity often elicits strong, entrenched ideological opinions. But Sam Sommers, an associate professor of psychology at Tufts University, is more intrigued by the facts—what can be noted, objectively, about...more
I’ve re-read our diversity blog and have been struck by the thread that has woven its way into the postings: the doing of diversity, the doing of inclusion. In other words, what actions does the legal profession need to take...more
The application period for the Department of State’s (DOS) Diversity Visa (DV) (“green card”) lottery for Fiscal Year 2014 began on October 2, 2012. Interested persons have until 12:00 noon Eastern Daylight Time on November...more
God help us all!
I am discussing the Erie v. Tompkins case from 1938. This was like the fourth most annoying case from law school, and I thought I left it once and for all in Champaign, Illinois in 1997....more
I pride myself on being an upbeat, optimistic, get-it-done kind of person who more often than not can find the bright spot in any situation no matter how dire. Even practicing law for 13 years failed to instill in me the...more
How is it that some law firms have what it takes to hire the best and brightest diverse candidates only to see them leave three to five years later? Why does this happen in spite of the law firm’s “commitment” to diversity,...more
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