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Bar Standards Board launches reverse mentoring scheme

UK04-09-2020Women in IPMuireann Bolger

The Bar Standards Board has unveiled a pilot reverse mentoring programme, in which student and pupil barristers from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds will mentor senior white barristers.

Twelve more law firms pledge to tackle career barriers for BAME lawyers

International28-08-2020Muireann Bolger

A dozen law firms, including Baker McKenzie and Bird & Bird, have pledged to tackle the career obstacles faced by black, Asian and minority ethnic lawyers, by signing a Race Fairness Commitment.

More female and minority inventors could increase US GDP by 4%: study

24-08-2020Women in IPMuireann Bolger

Increased participation of female and minority inventors in the innovation process could boost the US’ gross domestic product (GDP) by more than 4%, according to a new proposal by The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative.

HSF unveils new disability mentoring scheme

UK21-08-2020Women in IPMuireann Bolger

Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a disability mentoring programme in collaboration with diversity talent development organisation Aspiring Solicitors, it announced yesterday.

‘Culture of inclusion’ earns Katten a place on D&I index

19-08-2020Women in IPMuireann Bolger

US law firm Katten has announced its inclusion on the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index.

Number of female arbitrators nearly doubles in four years

UK17-08-2020Women in IPMuireann Bolger

The proportion of women appointed as arbitrators almost doubled between 2015 and 2019, a new report from the International Council for Commercial Arbitration has revealed.

Allen & Overy launches diversity targets to retain BAME lawyers

UK03-08-2020Women in IPMuireann Bolger

Law firm Allen & Overy has set new diversity targets after research revealed that black and ethnic minority lawyers had shorter tenures at the firm when compared to their white counterparts.

Texas bar board to launch racism and D&I task force

29-07-2020Women in IPMuireann Bolger

The State Bar of Texas has pledged to erase racism and promote diversity and inclusion in the state’s legal sector on Monday, 27 July, following the furore caused by comments made by its president Larry McDougal.

USPTO welcomes ‘promising’ women inventor numbers

22-07-2020Rory O'Neill

A new report from the US Patent and Trademark Office reveals that the participation of women in innovation is growing, earning the office praise from the legal industry.

Clifford Chance sets first-ever LGBT+ and ethnicity targets

UK14-07-2020Muireann Bolger

Clifford Chance has set ambitious global and regional targets to promote inclusion, diversity and equality across the company’s global network.

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