Studies have shown that the last recession in 2008 disproportionately impacted diverse lawyers. Diversity encompasses considerations of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability and more. Proactive steps are required to ensure that Covid-19 does not undermine the advances that have been made in recent years, and to ensure that law firms, users of dispute resolution processes and institutions capitalize on the potential opportunities presented by the changes in work habits that have resulted from the pandemic. Join ICDR Y&I for an important discussion on the importance of doubling down on diversity during challenging times.
This webinar will explore:
- Why Covid-19, like the Credit Crunch, threatens to undermine progress on the diversity front in the legal profession;
- How law firms and organizations can protect diversity gains and ensure that diverse employees continue to thrive during a crisis and beyond;
- The role played by institutions and users of dispute resolution processes in continuing to drive the diversity agenda forward;
- How law firms, organizations and institutions can best capitalize on opportunities presented by the pandemic to maintain and build more diverse teams.