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“Dedicated to Diversity: Progress Seen in Legal Profession,” Business First

January 23, 2015
Joseph M. Hanna

Goldberg Segalla was proud to host an eight-attorney panel, moderated by the Buffalo Law Journal and Business First, to address the state of diversity in the legal profession in Western New York and beyond. The panel discussion also helped to publicize the great strides that have been made here.

Currently, Business First noted, equity partners in multi-tier law firms continue to be disproportionately white. Joseph M. Hanna, a Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Diversity Task Force and a speaker on the panel, noted that as the 2011 Minority Bar Association of Western New York President, he and the firm helped in establishing a clerkship program for minority law school students and forming a large law firm initiative to create internships. When asked about the success of these programs, Joe said, “We’ve worked with other large cities and helped implement some of these programs to teach them what we’ve accomplished in Western New York.”

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