Panel Urges Big Reforms to Boost Law Firm Diversity Nell Gluckman, The Am Law Daily October 20, 2016 | 1 Comments share share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. reprints Speakers at an event hosted by Mayer Brown in New York said that structural changes are needed to bring more women and minorities into positions of power. This premium content is reserved for American Lawyer subscribers. Continue reading by getting started with a subscription. Subscribe Now for Unlimited Access Already a subscriber? Log in now VIEW COMMENTS ( 1 ) ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions DW Oct 21, 2016 Respectfully, diversity is more than just race and gender. The whole point of diversity policies are to recognize the value in those from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups. The ABA found last year that less than one-third of one percent of partners and associates were disabled. How can this happen when 20% of the population have a disability? Attorneys with disabilities are by far the largest minority group with the lowest representation and the highest unemployment rate, which makes it a crisis in hiring by any definition. I strongly urge diversity officers to make persons with disabilities part of the diversity conversation. Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202770408224 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.