Diversity in the Legal Profession

Course Demo. No credit provided in demo mode.


Credit Hours:
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.25 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Conduct: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.05 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
CT - General: 1.0 Credits

Running Time: 1 Hours, 3 Minutes
Faculty: Steven A Nielsen -

Course Description

While awareness of the need for support for diversity among law firms continues to increase, the goal of proportionate inclusion for people of diverse ethnicity and women remains substantially unfulfilled. Members of historically underrepresented groups remain seriously disadvantaged in both training and work environments. In this program attorney Steven A. Nielsen discusses the gap between efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and the less than satisfactory results as documented in current statistical data. He offers his thoughts on how the profession can first recognize the root causes that contribute to a lack of diversity and how, with this knowledge, firms can implement practical policies of inclusion to provide a way forward to increase racial and gender diversity.