Category Archives: Diversity & Inclusion

Best Practices for Lawyer Managers: Managing People and Building a Practice

Best Practices for Lawyer Managers: Managing People and Building a Practice

Being a great manager of lawyers requires a lot more skill than legal knowledge and reasoning abilities.   Great leaders know how to motivate people to achieve goals over a sustained period.   This requires strong emotional intelligence skills as well as a keen understanding of each team member’s legal abilities and motivators.   I provide below some… Continue Reading

7 Ways Unconscious Bias Inhibits Legal Diversity & Inclusion

7 Ways Unconscious Bias Inhibits Legal Diversity & Inclusion

Unconscious bias prevents law firms, corporations and Government agencies from hiring the best talent and retaining that talent.  Bias against those that are not in the majority group generally is not intentional.  We are all biased no matter our race, gender, sexual orientation or other differentiators. Thoughtful legal managers develop a strategy to help recognize… Continue Reading