Microsoft Turns Diversity Focus To Lawyers With Disabilities

By Melissa Maleske (August 14, 2015, 3:52 PM EDT) -- Long a leader in the push for diversity, Microsoft Corp.'s in-house legal term is turning its focus to lawyers with disabilities, an untapped talent pool with firsthand insight into a significant potential customer base for the company and one of the most under-represented groups in the legal profession.

The Microsoft legal and corporate affairs group's recent attention on people with disabilities has roots in a growing awareness of the trend toward expanding their civil rights and was encouraged by legal department team members who are passionate and outspoken advocates for the issue. It was a natural evolution as the team progressed...

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