I am working with attorney Garrett Lee to put together a panel on diversity at insurance defense firms for the Boston Bar Association. We have partners with hiring responsibility from three major insurance defense firms who will be speaking about what they look for when hiring young associates, and what they look for in retaining and promoting such associates. How can young attorneys and law students who do not currently have any connections at a firm get their foot in the door?
We would like to round out the panel with current or recent associates of color who will speak about their experience through the hiring process and working at insurance defense firms.
Garrett is currently a council member (sort of like the board of directors) of the Boston Bar Association. Previously he was co-chair of the BBA’s insurance and tort litigation section, where I continue to serve as co-chair of the insurance subcommittee.