'They Used Me For a Pitch, Then Excluded Me': How Major Law Firms are Using Their Black Lawyers to Mislead On Diversity – Law.com

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A Law.com International investigation has uncovered how tokenism is rife across the UK’s legal industry with a host of Black and minority lawyers describing how their names and images were used on client pitches and promotional materials they had nothing to do with.
November 16, 2021 at 06:01 AM
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When Corrine, a Black lawyer, saw her name on a client pitch led by one of the partners at the major U.K. law firm where she was an associate, she was confused. “It wasn’t even my area of work,” she said.
She soon realised that the pitching team “did not include a person of colour”. And despite having no involvement in the matter, the firm “added my name to the pitch”.

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