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ANALYSIS: Legal Diversity Initiatives Need Metrics to Measure Up

June 21, 2021, 9:00 AM

Nearly three-quarters of lawyers say that their law firms and legal organizations have initiatives in place to increase diversity, but fewer than two-thirds report having metrics in place to track employee diversity—and nearly one-third have no plans to put these metrics in place, according to the more than 400 law practitioners who responded to the Bloomberg Law 2021 Legal Operations Survey.

This raises a question: How can organizations expect to demonstrate increased diversity if they aren’t measuring it? The answer: They can’t—and while “increasing diversity” is a laudable goal, having quantifiable and qualitative metrics is an essential step toward achieving ...

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