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60-second interview: Miranda Brawn on diversity in the profession

Targets, not quotas, will produce an organic growth of diversity in the profession, explains the forward-thinking investment banker

17 May 2016

Former barrister
Miranda Brawn has over 15 years' experience in philanthropy, community,
and diversity work. Her multifaceted career has allowed her to develop informed views on one of the hottest topics affecting the legal profession: diversity.

What is your view on the state of diversity in the legal profession?

There is a lot of 'talk' and networking events on diversity in the legal profession; however, the action taken and current statistics highlight a big diversity gap. The profession will continue to struggle with embracing diversity and inclusion until those with the power to change things are forced to be more self-reflective about the importance of an all-inclusive cadre of lawyers serving community needs. We need to ensure that all potential for bias is eradicated and that the legal profession is doing everything to encourage under-represented groups to apply....

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