366 ABA Journal Diversity articles.

At ABA JusticeHack Chicago, community policing collaboration talks through potential tech solutions

An app is unlikely to solve complex trust issues in community policing, and hackathons have their own challenges simply in turning good ideas into workable prototypes. Getting a finished tech product in the hands of wary citizens would be a tall order. But the Aug. 4 daylong JusticeHack during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago pointed at a winning approach to this dilemma.

This city may have the first criminal justice system to be led entirely by black women
The city of South Fulton, Georgia, has a municipal court system that is led entirely by black women, but it wasn’t part of any kind of master plan, according to Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers.
How can we fight to reduce bias? 6th Circuit judge shares her thoughts (podcast)
Studies have shown that implicit bias is something that affects everyone to some degree. So what steps can legal professionals at all ranks take to make the justice system fairer and more equitable?

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with Judge Bernice Donald of the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and professor Sarah E. Redfield of the University of New Hampshire School of Law about Enhancing Justice: Reducing Bias, a book published by the ABA.
Legal tech has a diversity problem, new report says
New research confirms what many had suspected: women and minority founders are underrepresented in legal technology.
Riley Safer names managing partner who may be the first black female to lead a national law firm

Riley, Safer, Holmes & Cancila has named co-founder Patricia Brown Holmes as its first managing partner in what may be a precedent-setting appointment, according to the law firm.

Holmes, an…

How to find the right mentor—especially if you are a female or minority lawyer
Finding the right mentor can be tricky—especially for female and minority lawyers.
Women lawyers in legal tech careers say: Don’t feel you must go it alone
Mentor and find mentors. Build a team that can speak for you and support that can reassure you. And don't let your fears tell you you are an imposter.
Serving the Profession: The ABA fights for lawyers, legal rights and a better system of justice
In meetings with lawyers around the country, a question I often hear is: “What does the ABA do for me?” My answer every time: More than you realize.
Legal analytics track gender diversity at law firms
Legal analytics can study the gender of attorney appearances in court to see whether a firm has true gender diversity.
UC Irvine’s Richardson is the only woman of color serving as dean at a top 30 law school

Corrected: Legal scholar L. Song Richardson took over as dean of the University of California at Irvine School of Law on Jan. 1.

Richardson is currently the only woman of…

Judges push for diverse voices in court
The New York State Bar Association recommends standing rule to encourage young attorney participation in court. Judges can offer oral argument as incentive to address litigation’s gender disparities.
Percentage of women and minorities at law firms increased slightly in 2017, NALP report says

Nearly 35 percent of lawyers at major U.S. law firms are women, while about 15 percent are minorities, according to statistics released Friday by the National Association for Law Placement.

Supreme Court law clerks are still mostly white men; which justices had the most diverse clerks?
Updated: U.S. Supreme Court law clerks in the last dozen years are mostly white men, a number that highlights “near-glacial progress” since the first demographic study of clerks in 1998, according to research by a legal publication.
BigLaw partner breaks a record held by Thurgood Marshall

Neal Katyal has broken the record held by Thurgood Marshall for the minority lawyer with the most oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Katyal, a Hogan Lovells partner, broke…

Nixon Peabody opens tech incubator for LGBTQ entrepreneurs
Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office is now home to a rainbow crew of LGBTQ startups, with seven already part of the new StartOut Growth Lab and about a dozen in the pipeline.

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