Authored By: Candace Whitman
One of the reasons your firm should value diversity is because doing so will broaden your reach in regards to clients. According to Kang, “If a law firm is demographically representative of the general population, more people will feel comfortable with that firm, and the firm will attract a wider range of clientele.” By hiring attorneys from different backgrounds, you may be able to reach different networking circles or open your services to clients who speak different languages.
Another reason diversity is valuable to any firm’s growth is because diversity encourages new ideas and innovation. When everyone in the firm comes from the same background then they are all likely to have similar ideas. A lack of fresh ideas can lead to a stagnant firm that does not grow. Focusing on having a diverse team can be a great way to gain new insights that will help your firm grow and grow.
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