The Diversity and Inclusion of Chambers LawTech
The inaugural Chambers LawTech Guide is a significant development in the shifting landscape of the legal profession, allowing us to showcase the best and most innovative ways that new technology is improving the legal profession. As our research process continuously evolves with the latest technology, sector developments and client needs, we are delighted to now include more in-depth coverage than ever before.
An essential component of sector developments over the last few years that has only grown more significant during the Covid-19 pandemic is diversity and inclusion. While firms have been escalating their D&I efforts for years, increasingly clients are driving change in a variety of ways, the most formidable of which stipulate reduced compensation for the firms that don’t meet targets.
Our Chambers Diversity and Inclusion team was initially launched as Chambers Women in Law in 2012. Since then, we have held diversity and inclusion conferences and awards ceremonies in the USA, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Further, our dedicated diversity website regularly publishes content sharing best practice from both the private practice and in-house sectors.
Building on this success, in the last two years we have been integrating diversity and inclusion into our research process. These changes to our research have been carried out in conjunction with all research teams receiving D&I training and addressing the impact of gendered language in editorial. This is part of an ongoing initiative to enhance our research processes and ensure they are free from unconscious bias. As this continues to be a focus for Chambers, we encourage providers to collaborate with us on this.