The Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) in Denver isnít even 5 years old, but itís 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.more»
The Center for Legal Inclusiveness has added Twitter to its list of social media outlets.
CLI shares information about its events and other diversity and inclusiveness news on CLI's social media pages on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. CLI will be tweeting at its upcoming 6th Annual Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit on May 7th (Twitter hashtag #CLISummit). Stay connected by following CLI.
A Colorado nonprofitís success in increasing inclusiveness in the legal profession has positioned it at the national forefront of what remains a serious problem within the community. The Center for Legal Inclusiveness, based in Denver, has partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Minority Corporate Counsel Association to produce 10 training sessions across the country. The alliance is the culmination of CLIís work for the past five years surrounding retention of diverse attorneys, a problem that had been identified through research but not yet tackled.more»
CLI is partnering with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) to provide inclusiveness training for MCCA's new Academy for Leadership and Inclusion in 2012. CLI will lead training programs for MCCA's members and Firm Affiliate Network in 10 cities nationwide.more»
The Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI), the Colorado Pledge to Diversity Legal Group (The Pledge Group) and the Association of Corporate Counsel-Colorado Chapter (ACC) are partnering with Kaplan Test Prep to offer multiple Diversity LSAT Exam Scholarships for 2012 test takers. Scholarships cover the cost of a review course, the exam fee, and application fees to both the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.more»
According to the results of the 2011 Associate Survey conducted by the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI), as well as the sentiment of a June 2011 CLI focus group comprising diverse law firm partners, a key discovery was made that may shed light on why diverse attorneys leave law firms at higher rates than their non-diverse counterparts. The results found that diverse attorneys encounter hidden barriers in legal organizations that operate to exclude them from career advancement opportunities at greater rates than non-diverse attorneys. A similar conclusion has been reported in numerous national research studies.more»
University of Colorado Law School student Shandea Jo Williams has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Diversity Bar Exam Scholarship. The scholarship includes a bar review course with Kaplan PMBR and the application fee for the Colorado Bar Examination.more»
Join CLI for a lunchtime CLE on February 3, 2012, "Navigating Hidden Barriers: Are You Maximizing Your Career Potential?" at White and Steele, P.C., 600 17th Street (Dominion Towers), South Tower, Suite 2310, Denver, CO 80202. Cost $25 includes lunch. 1 ethics/1 general CLE credit anticipated.more»