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The Texas Lawbook

May 25, 2023

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Partner Britta Stanton Challenges Attorneys to Make Personal Investments in Diversity and Inclusion

In a co-bylined commentary for The Texas Lawbook, the firm’s Britta Stanton challenges other attorneys to make a personal investment of time and effort to assure that women and members of marginalized communities can successfully enter and thrive in the legal profession. Written with Meyling Ly Ortiz, Managing Counsel of Employment at Toyota Motor North America, the article notes that mentoring and sponsoring less experienced lawyers, as well as supporting diversity initiatives, provides a range of perspectives and experiences that lead to better decision-making, problem-solving and outcomes. Plus, it’s simply the right thing to do.

“While there has been progress in recent years, there are still far too few female partners and other underrepresented leaders in the field, such that we can’t rely on structural and institutional change alone. More progress cannot occur without lawyers across the spectrum investing in the next generation of lawyers from underrepresented communities,” the authors write.

Read the complete article here.