LeVar Burton Shares Advice For Lawyers


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Radically engage in diversifying your environment, your workforce, your efforts. I don’t understand a system that wants to limit the amount of richness of participation in whatever endeavor it is that’s going on.

We need each other. We are social animals—human beings. To cut ourselves off from the support and the value that comes from different points of view, different ideas, different backgrounds, different cultural frames of reference, simply makes no sense to me—if and only if you want the best outcomes for your enterprise.

— Actor LeVar Burton, offering advice on how to diversify the workplace and create a sense of belonging for employees, during his keynote speech on the second day of the Legalweek conference in New York City.

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.


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