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Rising Up: Millennials Could Force BigLaw to Deal with its Diversity Problem

August 6, 2016

"The work of promoting diversity and inclusion should not just fall to senior partners and law firm leaders, experts say. Cooley LLP, for example, has a minority associates group — that is, an affinity group that is managed by associates, for associates. Chairs in different regional offices plan networking and social events tailored to the associate experience, while providing an open forum for addressing diversity issues. All associates, no matter how they identify, are invited to join. Last year, the group held a 'Cocktails with Cooley' event in Palo Alto, California, where attorneys of all ages and ranks mingled with one another and with a number of the firm’s in-house contacts. 'People really want opportunities to socially connect with other diverse attorneys,' said Bethany Lobo, a senior associate who co-chairs the group."

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