Should Law Firms Be Clamoring For Diversity In Recruiters?

Law360 (October 4, 2019, 10:57 AM EDT) -- A lack of racial, ethnic and gender diversity within the legal recruiting profession may be contributing to BigLaw's struggle to hire enough lawyers from underrepresented groups, and some say it's up to law firms to demand a change.

Relying on teams of legal recruiters that are homogeneous can hurt law firms' efforts to find a diverse slate of qualified attorney candidates, experts in the industry said. After all, each recruiter has different law school peers, former colleagues, bar association contacts and friends that they rely on as they search for talent.

Many recruiters would say 'I couldn't find a female candidate.'...

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