Diversity in Law Firms Clifton Picton

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Unformatted text preview: Cultural diversity in Law Firms Diversity in Law Firms Clifton Picton Cm225-03 Professor Susan Wimberly Honea January 21, 2011 Diversity is a problem? In most law firms there is a shortage of diversity, which I think is wrong and is a situation that needs to be reviewed and corrected. There is a common myth among law firms that says diversity is a problem, but that cannot be true. How can diversity be a problem when America is the most diverse country in the world? Diversity is a problem. No, it is an opportunity. You can’t understand and take advantage of something “you don’t know you don’t know.” Your diversity strategy and plan is an opportunity to differentiate your firm from the competition—don’t blow it. (Velasquez, 2007). Mr. Velasquez makes a great point about differentiating your firm from others. An example of this situation would be something like this: A client walks into your law firm and the client is of Asian decent, the client has a son in jail and needs your help, the client is extremely wealthy but does not speak an ounce of English, when just last week you...
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This note was uploaded on 08/07/2011 for the course ACCT 300 taught by Professor Professormiller during the Spring '10 term at Kaplan University.

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