IPO’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee is proud to share Version 3.0 of the Practical Guide to Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession. This Guide has been designed to be used to understand and improve Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) of legal professionals – especially lawyers – in law firms and corporate legal departments. This Guide can be used for presentations and trainings to legal teams in law firms or corporate legal departments. It can also be used for individual education and reference.
This Guide comprises three main sections, which a user can work through to build knowledge and understanding.
• Section 101 of this Guide is an introductory explanation of D&I.
• Section 201 of this Practical Guide (3.0 version coming soon) is where most companies and law firms can dig into D&I statistics, main issues, and suggested solutions.
• Finally, the Master Level section of this Practical Guide (3.0 version coming soon) is for corporate law departments and law firms that have excellent diversity numbers but are struggling with inclusion.
The questionnaire on pages 7 and 8 of the Practical Guide can assist a user in determining which section of the Guide will be most useful. This Guide can be used in whole or in part according to the needs of the user. Links throughout this Guide can be used to jump to various sections and linked content. For any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Shruti Costales (HP Inc.).
DOWNLOADING THE GUIDE: The full guide is embedded below in PDF format. If you would like to download a PDF copy, scroll past the embedded portion and find the small download link on the bottom left of the PDF:
Practical Guide to Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal ProfessionIPO-PG-Diversity-and-Inclusion-3point0-INTRO-and-SECTION-101
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