Katten is among more than 125 law firms that have formed a coalition called the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance to help identify and dismantle structural, systemic racism using pro bono resources in order to create lasting change.
“Katten is proud to partner with other law firms and legal organizations to combat racial inequality within our industry and in society generally. We recognize the importance of and immediate need for this work, and we look forward to joining forces with our colleagues to make a real difference,” said Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey.
The purpose of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance is to leverage the resources of the private bar and legal services organizations in order to amplify the voices of communities and individuals oppressed by racism, better use the law as a vehicle for change that benefits communities of color and promote racial equity in the law.
As stated in an American Lawyer article: “While still in its early stages, the alliance eventually hopes to coordinate its efforts via a network of social and racial justice organizations that already have the institutional knowledge of what needs to happen to affect meaningful change.”
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For a copy of the alliance’s charter, click here.