November 29, 2016 Articles

To Succeed at Business Development and Client Relationships, Female and Minority Attorneys Face Challenges and Opportunities

Good starting points that also apply to male and majority race populations

by Concepcion Montoya and Rick McNeil

The Challenges
Despite the increased efforts in diversity and retention of diverse attorneys, real challenges remain in the development and retention of female and minority attorneys. Some female lawyers and lawyers of color have expressed concern that they do not feel as prepared as their majority colleagues for initiating, developing, and sustaining successful relationships with their colleagues or clients. This can be especially true for younger female and minority attorneys, who also face the challenge of inexperience.

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