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Why LGBT Affinity Groups Are More Important Now Than Ever

Law 360

25 Nov 2020

Randy Bullard spoke to Law360 about the challenges and opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic for law firms’ LGBT affinity groups.

The work LGBT affinity groups do is all the more important as the world faces the difficulties of the pandemic, Randy said, adding that his group is both looking inward by working to create a safe and welcoming space internally and outward through advocacy work and community and pro bono work on behalf of homeless LGBT youth and LGBT asylum-seekers.

Additionally, he said, affinity groups of all kinds have become increasingly important when connecting with clients, with members of the groups in many cases making connections with members of affinity groups operating within those clients and helping create new business opportunities for the law firm.

“We can use the affinity network as a business development tool and a connection tool to develop deeper connections with our clients,” Randy said.

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