In honor of the month of April being diversity month, Gunster attorney Mike Freed wrote an op-ed for the National Conference of Bar Presidents about the importance of listening to effect true change. The op-ed also ran in the Jacksonville Daily Record.
“Once a cause rises to the level of having its own day or month, it risks having its significance lost in the noise of celebration,” stated Freed. “Celebrations themselves can be so festive and joy-focused that celebrants (to say nothing of those who choose not to celebrate) fail to give proper tribute to the cost to achieve that being celebrated. And, they can distract from the work that remains to be done.”
In the article, Freed highlights where there is work still to be done when it comes to inclusion.
Freed is a trial lawyer with a wealth of experience in the courtroom and arbitrations, administrative proceedings and other forms of dispute resolution.
Read the full article:
Listening – the sound of diversity (National Conference of Bar Presidents)
The value of being heard: Listening can be key to diversity (Jacksonville Daily Record)