Stinson Achieves 2022-2023 Mansfield Certification Plus Status
Stinson LLP is proud to announce its achievement of Mansfield Certification Plus, a status awarded by Diversity Lab. This is the fourth consecutive year Stinson has achieved this status.
"The firms honored for achieving Certification have articulated and broadened the paths to leadership. The expectations, and avenues to success, have never been clearer. And this commitment to transparency benefits everyone," Director of Mansfield & Strategic Innovations at Diversity Lab Alyssa Jarvis said in Diversity Lab's press release announcing the 2022-2023 Mansfield Certification.
Mansfield Certification Plus measures the structural changes and steps law firms and legal departments have taken over the past year to ensure paths to leadership – including lateral hiring, client pitch teams, promotions, appointments and more – are open and transparent to all qualified attorneys. The "Plus" designation indicates a firm has taken steps to increase inclusivity in leadership roles and has measured progress in doing so.
"Diversity, equity and inclusion continues to define our culture and the way we do business. Our goal will always be to ensure equity for attorneys of all backgrounds in the workplace," Stinson's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ann Thomas said. "Achieving Mansfield Certification Plus status underscores our commitment to fostering and facilitating inclusivity and diversity in leadership. We greatly appreciate being recognized for our work in building a more diverse and inclusive law firm."
Stinson's Diversity and Inclusion Department is led by Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ann Thomas. With the support of firm leadership and the board of directors, sustaining the firm's legacy of promoting key tenets of diversity, equity and inclusion and increasing a culture that values all backgrounds and perspectives is incorporated into Stinson's strategic initiatives and planning.