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Government & Public Interest

Presidential Management Fellowship 2022 Application Dates & Webinars

The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program Office has formally announced the dates for the upcoming PMF Class of 2022 Application, which are as follows:  opening Noon (Eastern Time), Tuesday, September 28 and closing Noon (Eastern Time), Tuesday, October 12, 2021. These dates have also been posted here. Approximately six weeks after the application closes, PMF expects […]

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Pro Bono

WCL’s Best Practices in Pro Bono: Difficult Conversations on Racial Justice

Join the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) for a candid conversation about the intersection of race, pro bono representation, and justice at Best Practices in Pro Bono: Difficult Conversations on Racial Justice on Monday, July 26, from 12:00-1:15 pm ET via Zoom webinar. WCL will send the link the day before and one hour before the program. Register here. WCL’s […]

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Government & Public Interest

BBA – Amplifying Unheard Voices: Perspectives of Trans and Gender Nonconforming Attorneys, Organizers and Advocates of Color

Tuesday, May 4, 5:30 to 6:30 You are invited to attend the Boston Bar Association’s Amplifying Unheard Voices series, which seeks to highlight and amplify underrepresented perspectives of attorneys, clients and communities that engage with the legal system regularly, and to move towards more equitable representation of and opportunities for these communities. This fourth discussion in the […]

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Government & Public Interest

Upcoming Free Gov/PI Bar Association Programs

American Bar Association Events Judicial Milestones in the Quest for Women’s Equality – March 26 at 11 AM | Register for webinar here The American Bar Association Judicial Division is proud to host a diverse panel of renowned female judges to discuss the challenges that women encounter on the bench, offer insights on their personal […]

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Government & Public Interest

PILF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group November Meetings

If you are considering applying for a PILF summer stipend, submit this form to get on the email list. You will gain access to the Canvas page and will receive occasional updates and reminders from PILF about any upcoming events and deadlines. If you have any questions, reach out to pilf.stipendsdirector@gmail.com.

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Market News

New Data on Racial Disparities in Lawyer Hiring Is ‘Wake-Up Call’ for the Profession

By Karen Sloan for Law.com The sunny news about the J.D. class of 2019’s overall 90% employment rate—the highest in a dozen years—obscures the troubling reality that white law graduates secured jobs at a significantly higher rate than their Black and Native American classmates. New data from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) highlights the […]

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Government & Public Interest

BBA’s Amplifying Unheard Voices Series: The Black Female Perspective

Event Date: October 19, 2020 via Zoom from 5:30 – 6:30 pm ET, Register here The Boston Bar Association (BBA) continues its ‘Amplifying Unheard Voices’ series, with this second installment on amplifying the Black, female perspective. Moderated by April English, Chief of Organization Development & Diversity at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, the panelists of […]

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Market News

Article: One Year In, Mansfield Rule Is Boosting In-House Diversity

Last year, Diversity Lab, an organization focused on promoting women and minority attorneys to leadership positions, launched “The Mansfield Rule: Legal Department Edition”. In-house legal departments that signed onto the initiative agreed to consider diverse candidates (women, LGBTQ, racial and ethnic minorities and lawyers with disabilities) when hiring and promoting in-house attorneys and when engaging […]

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Market News

Article: How Ropes & Gray Hit 31% Female Partners – Its Women’s Group Is Not Just For Mommies.

Ropes & Gray leads Am Law 100 firms in terms of female partnership numbers. Are affinity groups the key to its success? Learn more in this article by Vivia Chen.

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Market News

Article: Why They Left – Black Lawyers on Why Big Law Can’t Keep Them Around

According to ALM, Black lawyers account for only 2% of Big Law partners. In this article for The American Lawyer, Dylan Jackson explores why.