Resources For In-House Counsel

Corporate Members Handbook: A resource to assist PLDIC in-house legal department members with collecting DEI metrics, relationship building programs, improving visibility of diverse lawyers at small and mid-sized firms, recruitment, retention, and advancement of diverse in-house attorneys, and additional resources.

Diverse Outside Counsel: Who’s Getting the Business?: How much business are corporate clients actually giving to diverse outside counsel? How much of that business is going to lawyers who are white women compared to racial/ethnic minorities or openly LGBTQ+ or have disabilities? What do diverse lawyers and clients think should be done to live up to the promise of corporate commitments to greater diversity? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession’s (IILP’s) report on corporate diversity spend.

NAMWOLF Best Practices for In-House Counsel: National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) white paper on best practices to help in-house legal departments foster their relationships with NAMWOLF firms.

To Make Lasting Progress on DEI, Measure Outcomes and How to Effectively — and Legally — Use Racial Data for DEI: Lily Zheng, DEI author, strategist, consultant, and past PLDIC speaker, writes a playbook for how organizations can make real change by tracking DEI metrics, and then follows it up with a primer on how to collect this data in a post-affirmative action world.

Additional resources available on our Members Only page.

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