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Published Friday, August 3, 2012

The days of the “feel good” campaigns around diversity are a thing of the past. Today, law firms of all sizes are making inclusion and retention their top priority, with an emphasis on breaking down unconscious barriers that work to derail well-intentioned diversity recruitment programs and create a revolving door for qualified but frustrated lawyers of difference.

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Published Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Colorado Women's Bar Association will host a Summer Member Social and fundraiser for Colorado Fire Victims on Monday, July 30 from 5:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m. at Second Home Kitchen + Bar, 150 Clayton Lane, Denver, CO 80206.

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Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

 

[S]ince 2004 the legal profession has occupied the last place for retention, development and advancement among all white-color professions. It’s a major problem without a solution—until now. The cornerstone of MCCA’s new Academy on Leadership & Inclusion is the Inclusiveness Manual. The manual was developed by the Center for Inclusiveness, which is based in Denver. The next step in establishing truly inclusive workplaces is to transition from a diversity mindset to an inclusive philosophy.

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Published Monday, May 21, 2012
The Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) is proud to announce it has recently expanded its board of directors to include three new members: Scott Wilensky is senior vice president and general counsel at Xcel Energy Inc; Leslie Fields is a partner in the Denver office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, and Nicole Gorham is an associate at Rothgerber Lyons & more»
Published Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Center for Legal Inclusiveness is profiled in this national diversity publication: According to the American Bar Association, the legal profession has the least representation of racial and ethnic diversity than all professional careers. Diverse attorney attrition is another troublesome issue in the legal industry. To combat these trends in law, the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) was founded by a group of Denver-area lawyers and professors in 2007. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the CLI is taking a focused approach on working to improve the retention and advancement of diverse attorneys by helping legal organizations create more inclusive workplaces.

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Published Thursday, May 3, 2012

Three participants will be honored and recognized for their individual efforts to make the legal profession more diverse and inclusive at the Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit luncheon on Monday, May 7 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown hotel. Top participants and other attorneys from Colorado and across the country participated in Step Up for Diversity: Take Action to Build an Inclusive Legal ProfessionTM, a one-of-a-kind, national, online campaign developed by the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, a Denver-based nonprofit leading the legal industry in education and initiatives to improve the retention and advancement of diverse and female attorneys.

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Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Attorneys from Colorado and across the country will attend the Center for Legal Inclusiveness’ (CLI) 6th Annual Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity SummitTM, on Monday, May 7, 2012 in Denver, Colorado at the Sheraton Denver Downtown hotel. The Summit is the premier inclusiveness and diversity conference for the legal profession. Now in its sixth year, the 2012 Summit will feature distinguished experts and an outstanding panel of women general counsel.

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Published Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) in Denver isn’t even 5 years old, but it’s gone from identifying diversity issues in the local law community to becoming a leader nationwide in creating ways to ensure inclusiveness in the legal industry. It was an idea whose time had come. The legal sector has consistently ranked near the bottom of professions for diversity. In 2011, only CEOs ranked lower, with 10.8 percent being racially or ethnically diverse, compared with 11.1 percent of attorneys, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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