White Partner, Black Associate: How They Made Mentoring Meaningful

Providing Help to Minority Associates Can’t Rest Solely With the Few Partners of Color.

February 15, 2016

As we recognize Black History Month in the year 2016, we have no doubt that good intentions on matters of diversity abound at the country's major law firms. Our profession, and our world, are much different than they were in 1938, when two Jewish lawyers founded our law firm, in part because they had been denied opportunity at other firms of their day. The fact that we've moved on from such overt and pervasive discrimination is good news indeed.

Reprinted with permission from the Feb. 15 issue of The National Law Journal (c) 2016 ALM Media Properties, LLC. Further duplication without permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.

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