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John Browning Talks Creating a Welcoming, Diverse Workplace on State Bar of Texas Podcast

August 3, 2023

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning served as the featured guest on the June 27 episode the official State Bar of Texas Podcast.

During his episode, Blueprint for Building Sustainable, Systematic Solutions for an Effective DEI Workplace, John gives tips from his session at the State Bar of Texas’ Annual Meeting on effective DEI solutions for law firms. He discusses historical challenges surrounding this issue and the education, training, and resources available to help firms become a welcoming place for all.

“We don’t want to practice in a profession where everyone looks and sounds the same, right? We want our profession to mirror the society that we serve as attorneys. Equity, obviously we believe in providing greater equality of opportunity to the lawyers who are going to practice here,” John said in the interview. “And in terms of inclusiveness or inclusion, I tend to identify that with belonging, this is not just a matter of let’s bring someone on board because of identity politics. We need to have X number of attorneys of this demographic or that demographic. Let’s really bring them on and foster a sense of true belonging.”

The State Bar of Texas Podcast is a monthly show featuring news and discussions relevant to the legal profession, from the latest industry trends and case law to practice tips and State Bar programs. In each episode, thought leaders and innovators share insight and knowledge on what matters to practitioners.

At Spencer Fane, John – a former justice on the Fifth Court of Appeals – views his role as a trial lawyer to be that of a problem-solver for his clients. Whether it’s analyzing a case’s potential for early resolution through a dispositive motion, working with a client to develop a defensive trial strategy, or putting his extensive writing and media experience to use in helping a client protect its brand in the public eye, John brings a pragmatic, problem-solving approach.

Listen to John’s full podcast interview here.