Ex-Wal-Mart Counsel Tackles Diversity As New MCCA Head

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 11:01 PM EDT) -- The incoming head of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Joseph K. West, says law firms and corporations must do more than hire minority attorneys to have a diverse legal team — they must give them chances to develop their talent.

Much of the conversation about diversity in the ranks of law firms and in-house counsel revolves around the number of minority attorneys that get hired, when it should really be about ways to give minority attorneys opportunities to show their mettle, West told...
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