Haynes and Boone Among Founding Members of Law Firm Antiracism Alliance


Haynes and Boone, LLP this month committed to becoming a founding member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA), a coalition designed to identify and dismantle systemic racism in the law and government institutions.

More than 125 firms across the U.S. that have joined the alliance, which has been featured in several publications, including Lawyer Monthly, Above the Law, The Global Legal Post, and The American Lawyer.

Below is an excerpt of an article in The American Lawyer, which mentions Haynes and Boone:

Law firms have long undertaken, and promoted, pro bono work for various causes. Sometimes they affect change, sometimes not. But a concerted effort on the level of the new Law Firm Antiracism Alliance is something novel, both from the volume of participation as well as the ambitions of what the alliance hopes to accomplish.

As of June 23, over 125 law firms have signed on … to participate in the program, which has the lofty goal of addressing not just individual assaults on equality and social justice, but the structures in place that allow those inequalities to propagate.

The alliance’s charter states its purpose as seeking to “leverage the resources of the private bar 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 and in government institutions.” Again, lofty goals.

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.

To see a list of firms that have joined the alliance, click here.

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