Legal Under Lockdown is a series of live Q&A with in-house legal leaders.
Despite the challenges we face in the current environment, legal operations and management needs to continue running smoothly. In each 30 minute live session, a different legal professional will be interviewed via video conference, from their home office, about how they are addressing these issues and delivering value.
The economic impact of COVID-19 has resulted in furloughing and redundancy across the legal sector. Through his network, Daniel has discovered that legal professionals in protected categories (women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT+ and disabled communities) are being disproportionately affected by the crisis. Added to this, there is a heightened sense of inequality in society, with the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement gaining important momentum.
Daniel explains the initiatives InterLaw Diversity Forum is working on, and what in-house legal teams can do to prevent disparate impact on diverse talent in the sector – during the pandemic and beyond.