This is the work the organization engages in externally to support underrepresented students and recent law school graduates entering the legal profession. This includes pro-bono services that help address gaps in legal services to local communities in need.  

Early

  • Scholarship contributions
  • Affiliation / membership with organizations that support the advancement of under-represented groups
  • Diversity training (computer based) for department leaders on how to foster a diverse talent pipeline
  • Legal department employees volunteer with external organizations focused on DEI

Intermediate

  • Internships for law students and / or recent graduates
  • Secondments from law firms
  • Summits / conferences for law students
  • Leadership training / development through organizations (e.g., Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and Pathfinders)
  • Attorney mentorship programs
  • Speaking engagements for legal department employees at events sponsored by affinity groups
  • Law student mentoring

Advanced

  • Senior leaders of legal department and on boards of schools and other diversity organizations
  • Paid / well-defined / structured internship programs
  • Attorney sponsorship programs
  • Affinity programs
  • Law school partnerships (including financial support)
  • Present careers in law for high school and college students
  • Strategic programming with pro bono
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