Bradley attorney Chris Lam was quoted in the Charlotte Business Journal on the importance of diversity in Charlotte’s legal industry.
Top firms here run their own diversity programs, said Lam, and the county bar assists in the efforts. He points to the Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship, which brings first-year minority and women law students from across the nation to work for a participating law firm for seven weeks and then sends them to work for three weeks at an in-house legal department for a major corporation.
The clerkships started in 2006, and it's a flagship for the county bar, Lam said. This year, 12 local offices for major firms and seven corporate partners are involved in the program.
“This continues to put Charlotte on the map for the best and brightest law students around the country,” he added. “Diversity and inclusion is of critical importance.”
The complete article, “Execs in Charlotte's Legal Industry Talk Importance of Diversity, Inclusion in the Workplace,” first appeared in the Charlotte Business Journal on March 22, 2019.