Friedman Kaplan Joins Law Firm Antiracism Alliance and Participates in Inaugural Summit
Friedman Kaplan is proud to announce our participation in the newly formed Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA), a coalition of over 200 law firms that are joining together to amplify the voices of communities and individuals oppressed by racism, to better use the law as a vehicle for change that benefits communities of color, and to promote racial equity in the law. LFAA will focus initially on convening and training its members to ensure long-term engagement in antiracism work, developing a systemic racism legal inventory to guide member firms’ pro bono work, and expanding and encouraging connections between racial equity advocates and law firm pro bono resources.
The firm also participated in LFAA’s inaugural virtual summit held July 29-30, 2020, which included presentations about structural racism and how to combat it from advocates at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law and other legal services organizations.
“Friedman Kaplan is proud to collaborate with the other participants in the Alliance to take collective and meaningful action to combat systemic racism in our country,” said Management Committee member Michael Gordon. “As the LFAA charter accurately notes, ‘law firms are uniquely positioned to analyze and advocate to change laws and policies that encourage, perpetuate or allow racial injustice.’ We take that responsibility seriously and believe that collaborating with our colleagues across the private bar will accelerate the pace of effecting permanent and lasting change in dismantling structural racism in our society,” added Mala Ahuja Harker of Friedman Kaplan’s Management Committee.