Advocacy Group Rates Am Law Firms on LGBT Friendliness

, The Am Law Daily


The Human Rights Campaign released this year's edition of its annual Corporate Equality Index Wednesday, rating hundreds of the U.S.'s largest employers, including more than 140 Am Law firms, based on their policies with regard to LGBT employees. Among the firms earning a perfect score from the group: Foley & Lardner, which drew HRC's ire in recent years for representing organizations opposed to same-sex marriage.

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  • The ethical observer...

    Please re-read the article, then my feedback.
    Regarding your question:
    Okay, "Ethical," just what is the profession's "moral duty"?
    Right to counsel
    In fact, how can a profession have a moral duty?
    Sorry this one evades you...
    Professional code of ethics. For example, Don't threaten (re-read for example)

  • Curious

    Okay, "Ethical," just what is the profession's "moral duty"? In fact, how can a profession have a moral duty?

  • The ethical observer...

    This single dimension issue (initiated by HRC, GLBT advocacy group) demonstrates the hypocrisy and vulnerability of the legal profession's "represent everyone/anyone" claim.
    Shame on Foley for conceding the high road and shame on HRC for threatening anyone!
    When law firms fawn over their "perfect scores" when legitimate representation and disagreement exists they demonstrate just how futile it is for the profession to objectively fulfill its moral duty.

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