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More Grit, Less 'Polish.' What It Means to Be a First Generation Lawyer Legal Speak

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The legal industry has been confronting its diversity problems lately. But the identity of the first generation lawyer can sometimes be overlooked. On today's program, we hear from Traci Martinez, a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, and Ciarra Carr, an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe about the struggles faced by attorneys who are the first in their families to hold professional jobs—or perhaps even go to college. Things that a lot of new lawyers might take for granted, like owning a suit to wear to a job interview or making small talk at a networking event—can present challenges. Legal Speak is brought to you by Econ One, offering economic expertise, consulting and dispute resolution, and data analytics.

The legal industry has been confronting its diversity problems lately. But the identity of the first generation lawyer can sometimes be overlooked. On today's program, we hear from Traci Martinez, a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, and Ciarra Carr, an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe about the struggles faced by attorneys who are the first in their families to hold professional jobs—or perhaps even go to college. Things that a lot of new lawyers might take for granted, like owning a suit to wear to a job interview or making small talk at a networking event—can present challenges. Legal Speak is brought to you by Econ One, offering economic expertise, consulting and dispute resolution, and data analytics.

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