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Laurice Royal is the Senior Legal Advisor at Impact Justice. She has extensive experience in advising employers  in all aspects of employment, labor and fair employment practices and specializes in developing effective, equitable and legally compliant HR policies, processes and solutions. Laurice was formerly Practice Group Leader and Chief Legal Counsel for Employment, Labor and Organizational Equity for The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation. While at Hopkins, she created the office of Organizational Equity, which is responsible for ensuring compliance with various fair employment practice laws throughout the health system, including an ADA role responsible for ensuring that patients, employees and visitors have equal access to all programs, facilities and employment opportunities. She also created a highly successful fellowship program which provided recent diverse law school graduates an opportunity to practice and gain experience in a corporate setting. A prolific speaker and trainer, Laurice developed and delivered extensive training to management at all levels on recent employment law developments. Prior to Hopkins, Laurice served in various capacities with the Baltimore City Solicitor’s Office, primarily focusing on litigation and representing major City agencies in arbitration, labor negotiations, and before various courts.

Laurice is a graduate of Smith College and Suffolk University School of Law. She is a trained mediator and was part of a national task force created by the American Bar Association and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that designed the EEOC’s very successful mediation program. Laurice has always been a strong advocate for finding workable solutions to resolving workplace issues in a way that is both equitable, inclusive and in compliance with the law. In her free time, Laurice serves as a member and officer on various nonprofit boards.