Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Preparing the Next Generation: A Collective Responsibility To Develop Diversity​

September 2017 Bar Bulletin
 

By Judge Laura Inveen

Lawyers in the courtroom should reflect the demographics of those in the community. But that doesn’t happen automatically. A concerted effort to cultivate the litigation practice of new lawyers will lead to a more diverse pool of litigators.

In an August 8 New York Times op-ed, former New York District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin wrote of a phenomenon she observed in motion practice. A motion would be argued by a senior partner in a large firm. The judge would pose a tough question. The partner, most frequently a man, would turn to the young...

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