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Diversity & Disability: A Live Legal Discussion (Podcast)

Jan. 25, 2022, 7:59 PM

There’s been a big push in recent years to make the legal profession more diverse, especially within Big Law. So why has this largely excluded people with disabilities?

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The stigma against people with disabilities in the workplace is strong, even—and especially—at law firms, according to Bloomberg Law reporter Ayanna Alexander.

On today’s On The Merits podcast, we present a live online discussion with Ayanna about her recent story about the push to diversify the diversity movement within the legal profession. Ayanna talks about why so few law firms have signed an ABA pledge on people with disabilities and why firms likely employ many more attorneys with disabilities than they realize.

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