More than 170 in-house lawyers have signed an open letter to law firms warning they will no longer instruct firms that fail to deliver on diversity.

The letter, which can be seen on the LinkedIn profile of Michelle Fang, chief legal officer for car-sharing start-up Turo Inc., reads as a damning indictment for law firms with shiny diversity policies that fail to turn their words into action.

While acknowledging the positive existence of such policies, the letter makes clear diversity and inclusion is an ongoing process across the whole organisation. This, it says, cannot be limited to the recruitment of junior lawyers but must be reflected all the ...

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