Diversity Code

The aim of the LLI is to drive forward the transformation of the legal market. We see diversity as a critical success factor, and have therefore drawn up our own LLI Diversity Code! We want to live diversity – without thinking about it.

LLI is already diverse and wants to stay that way! But we would like to do even more: besides talent and qualification, our members also bring in their own personalities. The more diverse these personalities are, the more diverse the Liquid Legal Institute becomes.

In doing so, we do not only orientate ourselves towards the dimensions of diversity present in every person qua existence (aka person-immanent diversity: age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin etc.), but we also concentrate on the diversity in thinking, in the point of view, the way of thinking, the way of working, the behaviour etc. (aka behavioural diversity).

With this in mind, we have formulated our own LLI Diversity Code together with diversity coach Anna Engers to help us transform the legal market through the “wisdom of many”.

LLI’s Diversity Code

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Are positive about and interested in other people
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Welcome and believe in the richness of diversity
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Purposefully reflect on the ideas of others
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Always explore other ways of working first, before criticizing them
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Always give another chance and remain curious about the other person
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Embrace failure as means to innovate, to learn and transform our industry
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Try to be conscious of our stereotypes and recognize those that trigger wrong behavior
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Foster a respectful atmosphere and a friendly interaction
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Tackle issues as they arise and deal with conflicts in a timely manner
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Are deliberate in using our language, so it is inclusive and accepting of differences

Liquid Legal Summit 2024

Current issues such as decreasing enrollments, a lack of essential skills, inefficient processes, and digital disparities in justice indicate a deep-rooted crisis. Accelerated by AI developments, these problems particularly impact copyright and regulatory aspects of the legal sector. These topics will be discussed at the Liquid Legal Summit on July 4 at the Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn, focusing on joint efforts to tackle these challenges.