Stinson Earns Top Awards from the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

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Stinson LLP is proud to announce the firm has been recognized for the third year in a row by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) as a 2020 Top Performer and as a 2020 Compass Award winner. 

These recognitions represent the firm's continued commitment to and involvement in LCLD's programming and mission-driven work. Honorees were announced at the virtual Annual LCLD Membership Meeting this month. Stinson is one of only 19 firms to receive both recognitions this year, and one of only six to receive both three years in a row. 

The Top Performer Award is given to the organizations that are most active with LCLD throughout the year. The Compass Award is given based on involvement in certain programs facilitated by LCLD, including the Fellows, Pathfinder and Pipeline programs.  

Stinson attorneys have long participated in the LCLD Fellows Program and the 1L LCLD Scholars Program, and recently began participating in the Pathfinders Program. Stinson's managing partner also attends the LCLD Annual Meeting each year.

"These recognitions, and our dedicated involvement in LCLD's programming and mission, mirror Stinson's strategic commitment to diversity and inclusion," Managing Partner Mark Hinderks said. "We know that we still have work to do, but awards like these affirm the progress we've made, and the intention and will we have to work for additional progress within our firm and for the profession."

These recognitions build on Stinson's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion. Most recently, the firm achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status for 2020 and is recognized by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum as a 2020 Gold Standard Firm. Stinson was also named as one of the best law firms for women by Working Mother, and received top marks in the Human Rights Campaign's 2020 Corporate Equality Index.

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