Conrad O’Brien is proud to join the new Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA), a newly formed coalition that will form partnerships between the private bar and legal services organizations to identify and counter structural and systemic racism through legal representations and actions. More than 145 firms have joined the LFAA thus far. Representatives from Conrad O’Brien’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, together with the firm’s Executive Committee, will oversee the firm’s participation in the LFAA.
As outlined in its charter, LFAA will coordinate its member firms to create large-scale and coordinated pro bono projects that are both immediate and long-term in scope. Member firms also dedicate resources to combat systemic racism and will continue their efforts to increase diversity, equitable access to opportunities and inclusion of people of color within their ranks, and examine and eliminate internal policies and practices that may perpetuate racial inequities within law firm structures.
As part of its launch, the LFAA will host a summit this summer of key stakeholders, including legal leaders, diversity and inclusion professionals, and pro bono professionals, which will be facilitated by experts in the area of racial justice.
Read more about the LFAA’s mission in The American Lawyer’s June 24, 2020 story, “Over 125 Firms Have Joined the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance.”