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  1. Venable Next For Students Pushing To End Forced Arbitration - Law360
  2. Remembering Babs Siperstein, Pioneering Trailblazer of Trans Rights
  3. Employment Group Of The Year: Outten & Golden - Law360
  4. Elite Law Firm’s All-White Partner Class Stirs Debate on Diversity
  5. Best Practices for Non-binary Inclusion in the Workplace | Out & Equal
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Venable Next For Students Pushing To End Forced Arbitration - Law360

Harvard law students are advocating job candidate boycotts of law firms requiring forced arbitration of disputes. They have been successful in doing so. The same should be done in other industries as well. Forced arbitration basically means that employers can force you to a kangaroo court that favors their enormous resources and leaves you with zero leverage. This removes all the brakes on their bad behavior, which happens with surprising regularity, Law360, Boston (February 4, 2019, 2:42 PM EST) -- Following successful campaigns to convince Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Sidley Austin LLP to end mandatory arbitration at their firms, a group of Harvard law students is now urging peers to boycott Venable LLP, calling the firm's "jaw-dropping" policy “among the most egregious examples of forced arbitration” in a social media campaign Monday. A group of Harvard law students pushed their peers to boycott Venable LLP in a social media campaign Monday, slamming the firm for lying to...

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Remembering Babs Siperstein, Pioneering Trailblazer of Trans Rights

Babs Siperstein, a friend, mentor and giant of trans equality for the past 20 years, passed on yesterday.

Babs started Gender Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey in 2000, was one of the founding members of Garden State Equality in 2004, and the first trans member of the Democratic National Committee.

She made it her business to know every member of the New Jersey political establishment in her pursuit of trans equality.

Her legal and political accomplishments are unparalleled. Her memory is a blessing to us all.

See this link: https://www.insidernj.com/pioneering-democrat-babs-siperstein-died/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

    

Employment Group Of The Year: Outten & Golden - Law360

Outten & Golden is Law360's Employment Group of the Year.

See this link: https://www.law360.com/employment/articles/1113704

    

Elite Law Firm’s All-White Partner Class Stirs Debate on Diversity

The all-white partnership class of 2019 at Paul Weiss, an elite law firm that is considered 'relatively good' on diversity in the aggressively non-diverse legal profession, raises issues not only of the terrible track record of law firms, but more widely of the lack of mentorship and excuses for not promoting people of color and/or women and/or trans/gender nonconforming people.

When meritocracy is grudgingly doled out by higherups who have real personal affection only for people that are 'relatable,' i.e., whom they 'relate to' because they remind them of themselves, then diverse candidates find themselves saddled with insignificant work, few chances for a shot at meaningful assignments, and labeled as not up to the challenges of the job.

"One former female associate who is not white said that diversity mentors were encouraged to keep in mind that no one is colorblind. But when she met with her white male mentor for the first time, she said he told her: “I don’t see...

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Best Practices for Non-binary Inclusion in the Workplace | Out & Equal

Out & Equal's "BEST PRACTICES FOR NON-BINARY INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE" is now available. "However, fewer businesses are familiar with how to incorporate the full spectrum of gender diversity, particularly those with non- binary gender identities, into their LGBTQ diversity and inclusion initiatives." (h/t Sterling Cruz-Herr @herrview) http://bit.ly/2UhD2Fd

See this link: https://t.co/vFJMRWtuf4?amp=1

    

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