Jane Bolin was the first Black female judge in America, and in her name, we are asking the most powerful lawyers in America -- the GCs of the Fortune 500 -- to use their power to change Big Law.
Our team is asking the General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers of America's largest companies to include a version of the following model rider in all future matters:
The team of lawyers who work on this/all matters must be inclusive and diverse. The ABA defines diversity to include gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+ identification, and disability status. Half of the partners leading any case, and half of the team as a whole shall, absent extenuating circumstances, be diverse.
Our signers have pledged to work only with diverse and inclusive legal teams
Our supporters join us to promote and advocate for diversity and inclusion
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