Audiobook from ABA Publishing is about achieving a more diverse bar

ABA Publishing has released an audio edition of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division book, “Fix It: How History, Sports, and Education Can Inform Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Today,” which addresses the legal profession’s struggle to achieve a more diverse bar.

Written by Kenneth Imo, a diversity and inclusion leader, the book brings issues of unfairness, tradition and bias into focus while suggesting improvements that will benefit lawyers, the bar and future attorneys.

“Fix It” gives law firms the perspective and strategies to overcome the barriers to equal opportunity, progressing from altruism into action. Placing diversity in the context of great leaders like famed Underground Railroad conductor and little-known Union military strategist Harriet Tubman and Branch Rickey, the architect behind integrating baseball, Imo shows how inclusion benefits both the people harnessing new opportunities and the organizations reaching innovative solutions.

By identifying the problems in the education pipeline and proposing changes that will reorganize the hiring, evaluation and promotion of lawyers, this engaging listen highlights the importance of diversity and the positive impact of true inclusivity. “Fix It,” narrated by Kenneth Toles, reflects on the negative consequences of homogeneity in history and today’s current culture while offering hope for a brighter future by embracing the power of difference.

Imo led diversity for two international law firms and was in private practice for approximately a decade prior to joining Capital One’s diversity and inclusion leadership team. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and began his legal career in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps as a captain.
 

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