4 Ways Firms Are Trying To 'Move The Needle' On Diversity

By Michele Gorman (December 4, 2020, 5:10 PM EST) -- Fighting unconscious bias through Slack channels. Writing job postings to be more inclusive. These are two initiatives that law firms are experimenting with in a concerted effort to increase diversity in BigLaw as part of the nearly year-old Move the Needle Fund.

The project, which partners with Diversity Lab, was announced in September 2019 and launched in January. It aims to tackle the lack of diversity in BigLaw that has been a persistent problem and has gained increasing attention in recent years — including in 2020 as the country continues to reel from the police killings of African Americans.

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