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Creating a More Diverse Workforce


Diversity is a significant workplace issue, including the legal industry where 88 percent of lawyers are white and men hold nearly 80 percent of general counsel positions.

A diverse workforce helps attract talent of all types and brings differing perspectives to problem solving. Florida-based Bryant Miller Olive recognizes the value of diversity. Of its 35 lawyers, five are minorities and 10 are women.

Tips for improving diversity:

1. Be mindful when recruiting. Try to reach all communities with postings.

2. Create a pipeline with employee referrals and community networking.

3. Ensure your firm has diverse, high-profile role models.

Grace Dunlap, Bryant Miller Olive

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