MESSAGE FROM THE EDITORS
Dear Friend and Colleague,
Welcome to the third issue of the Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (“R.E.A.L.”) Newsletter! It is often said that the third time’s the charm . . . but let’s get R.E.A.L. . . . this Newsletter is like the finest wine: it only gets sweeter with time!
As we approach the end of this calendar year, it is a great time to reflect on the prior year, recognize opportunities for improvement and growth, and (more importantly) appreciate our blessings and everything we’ve overcome to date. To say that these past few years have been difficult would be an understatement. And it is a reality that many will continue to face challenges. But as the great Nelson Mandela once said, “Do not judge me by my success; judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again”.
As we sit here today with you, we are in awe of how far R.E.A.L. has come and how much R.E.A.L. has accomplished — all because of YOU and your support. YOU are a blessing to R.E.A.L. and a pivotal player in helping bridge the racial diversity gap. R.E.A.L. looks forward to your continued support in furthering its upward trajectory into the coming year and beyond.
This issue of the R.E.A.L. Newsletter features a #REALSpotlight on three incredible arbitration practitioners from the South-East Asian Region; an article created in collaboration with Careers in Arbitration on the different pathways to build a career in this industry; short reflections from three R.E.A.L. Scholarship recipients; updates on the work of R.E.A.L.’s Committees; and . . . wait for it . . . almost . . . your favorite . . . #R.E.A.L.Trivia!
As always, we are tremendously grateful that you are a part of R.E.A.L.!
We wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
Please consider contributing to the next issue! If you are interested in submitting content or providing feedback on the R.E.A.L. Newsletter (or the R.E.A.L. Blog), please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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