Legal Innovators

  We are again dealing with another tragic incident of excessive use of deadly force by police against aBlack man, this time firing seven shots into the back of Jacob Blake. The danger in repetitive unconscionable conduct is the numbness that it can produce. Numbness is anemotion we, as a society, cannot afford. Numbness is an emotion I, as a White man, have no right tofeel. Numbness is a manifestation of complicity.…
In the wake of protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd and others over the recent weeks, companies are trying to figure out how to better incorporate diversity and inclusion into their business structures. Over the years, progress on this front has been notably slow, but many view the current atmosphere as an opportunity to enact real, systemic change for the better.   On June 30, 2020, Legal Innovators hosted a panel of leading…
Statistics show that there is disproportionate representation of minorities in law firms and in-house that does not reflect society or the corporations they represent. The legal profession is one of the least diverse professions in the United States. Last week, Bryan Parker, CEO of Legal Innovators, was featured in Episode 78 of Clio’s Daily Matters podcast, where he discussed the significance of data and metrics in enhancing diversity in today’s legal industry and the changes…
By Thomas Sandstrom with contributions by Jonathan Greenblatt and Bryan Parker. Last week, in a landmark decision for LGBTQ rights, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act has protected workers for decades from wrongful termination by their employer based on a number of characteristics, including race and sex. However, protections…
There are lessons to be learned from COVID-19 that should provide the impetus for change to address some of the structural flaws in the way Big Law recruits and develops legal talent. Any analysis must acknowledge that while it may be easy to make broad proclamations about the permanent changes to Big Law that will arise from COVID-19 and its aftermath, it is dangerous to do so. Traditionally, Big Law does not change quickly or…