As fierce advocates for race equity, The Geller Law Group has joined a newly formed alliance of over 125 private law firms and legal services organizations to identify and dismantle structural or systemic racism in the law and remove barriers to opportunity in communities of color.
Purpose of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance:
To leverage the resources of the private bar in partnership with legal services organizations to amplify the voices of communities and individuals oppressed by racism, to better use the law as a vehicle for change that benefits communities of color and to promote racial equity in the law.
The collaborative efforts of law firms with legal services organizations and other stakeholders to advocate for changes to laws and policies that perpetuate or allow racial injustice will be more broad-sweeping and longer-lasting than through independent efforts.
The LFAA will facilitate the coordination of its member firms to best enable legal services organizations and the LFAA to create large-scale, coordinated pro bono projects that are both immediate and long-term in scope. Member firms will dedicate substantial pro bono resources to initiatives that address systemic racism as outlined herein. Law firms acknowledge their ongoing responsibility to increase diversity, equitable access to opportunities and inclusion of people of color within their ranks and, in tandem with the LFAA’s pro bono efforts, the leaders of the LFAA law firms are committed to examining and eliminating internal policies and practices that may perpetuate racial inequities within law firm structures.
The Geller Law Group is proud to be a member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance and provide resources to support, achieve, and promote racial equality in all areas of the law.
For more information on the firm’s action plan to help combat racism and inequality, please see this message from Firm Owner/CEO, Rebecca Geller.
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