The Power of Diversity Consultants: Helping to Achieve an Inclusive Workforce

Carisa Crawford-Chappell
September 2004

While most executives and managers in the legal profession realize the importance of having a diverse staff, they are not always sure how to recruit and retain candidates from different backgrounds. Diversity consultants who specialize in the legal industry understand the profession, and are being sought to help balance the scale so that the playing field is level for everyone. More and more, attorneys committed to a diverse work environment are turning to diversity consultants in hopes of achieving a multicultural work environment.

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  • When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

    Charles Evan Hughes
  • Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

    Michel de Montaigne
  • The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.

    Leo Tolstoy
  • The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

    Albert Einstein
  • America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.

    Louis D. Brandeis
  • Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

    Malcolm Forbes
  • One must even beware of too much certainty that the answer to life's problems can only be found in one way and that all must agree to search for light in the same way and cannot find it in any other way.

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation -- or a relationship.

    Deborah Tannen
  • Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.

    Woodrow Wilson
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • Differences challenge assumptions.

    Anne Wilson Schaef
  • In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.

    Audre Lorde
  • Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.

    Madame De Stael
  • Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.

    Mikhail Gorbachev
  • It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

    Albert Einstein
  • Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

    Walter Lippmann
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity.They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

    Isaac Asimov
  • Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.

    James Surowiecki
  • Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, political, and social belief must exist if conscience and intellect alike are not to be stunted, if there is to be room for healthy growth.

    Theodore Roosevelt
  • To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

    Tony Robbins
  • Diversity creates dimension in the world.

    Elizabeth Ann Lawless
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.

    Thomas Jefferson
  • Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.

    Kevin Smith