The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance is proud to partner with The Belonging Project, an initiative made up of organizations that have committed to supporting diverse law students and attorneys impacted by COVID-19. The Belonging Project is a collaborative initiative launched in May and spearheaded by Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Each partner organization will be sharing webinars, articles, coaching and/or mentoring resources and tools that would benefit diverse law students and attorneys who engage with the project.
Here’s how Seyfarth Shaw so eloquently describes the project and its goals:
The word ubuntu became popular worldwide during apartheid as Bishop Desmond Tutu explained a philosophy in multiple South African ethnic groups that our humanity derives from the humanity of the collective. Ubuntu symbolizes the universal bond we have as a people and the focus on collective responsibility. Just as the pandemic has illustrated how interdependent we are, this collective is focused on working together to move forward in our shared commitment to improving inclusion and diversity in the legal profession. We believe that we rise and fall together.
Built on this concept, The Belonging Project is a collaborative network of professional and personal support for diverse legal talent across industry organizations and law firms. Through The Belonging Project, we are offering opportunities and programs to support diverse law students and lawyers during the pandemic. This initiative will contribute to diversity in the legal profession and encourage others to contribute and leverage their expertise and resources. In collaboration with our industry partners, we will offer webinars focused on professional and personal development, one-on-one coaching, and a curated resource center devoted to well-being and professional growth.
More information can be found here.