At the beginning of the new year, many of us set personal resolutions and goals. For some, it is to exercise, eat right and lose weight. For others, it is to spend more time with family and friends. For 2012, corporate legal departments and law firms need to commit to putting diversity on the top of their list of action items.
In 2011, as we read news accounts of inappropriate and illegal sexual actions by people in positions of trust and authority, we recognize that there are takeaways. The first is that in witnessing injustices, it is not enough to do the minimum. Secondly, it is not enough to just do something; it is important to do all that we can do. Thirdly, our voices are there to be used in a ways that galvanize those around us into action. Anything less than maximizing our full ability to make a difference in diversifying our workplaces in 2012 is doing the very minimum with no major impact.