“It’s not enough to be invited to the party – you need to be asked to dance too!” Perspectives on Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month in the UK, Chambers Diversity spoke with three diversity champions to hear about their eye-opening experiences as BAME lawyers working in the legal profession. I found out what Black History Month means to them, their experiences working in law, and their view[…]

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Black History Month: The intersection of race and sexuality, and the fight for LGBT rights in the Caribbean – an interview with Jason Jones

Jason Jones is a man on a mission. Describing himself as being “hard-wired” to take on the challenge, he has brought a case to the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago to overturn the ‘buggery laws’ left over from British colonial rule. Unafraid of ruffling[…]

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World Mental Health Day: Eliminating stigma, raising awareness and creating a healthy workplace with Gowling WLG

“Once you know that one in four of your staff could be experiencing mental health problems, then you can’t stand by.” It has been well documented that the legal profession does not lend itself to good mental health. The long hours, stressful decisions and perceived[…]

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Building Career Foundations: Networking Your Way to Partnership, by Jennifer Mikulina

Sixty years ago, McDermott became the second major US law firm to elect a woman partner, and our Firm remains committed to enabling opportunities for all. Through our Gender Diversity & Inclusion Committee (“GDIC”), we develop policies and initiatives to reinforce the Firm’s long-standing commitment[…]

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Personal Observations, Experiences and Thoughts on Diversity in the Commercial Real Estate Industry, by Susan J. Booth

Commercial real estate covers the world, quite literally. Every bit of land, water and air around the world is real estate in its broadest sense. If it is not a residence or publicly-held, then it is probably commercial real estate. I vividly remember falling in[…]

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