To further its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn announces its participation in the Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification Program. The Mansfield Rule 3.0 aims to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership roles at law firms and measures whether firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions.
Named after Arabella Mansfield, the first female lawyer in the United States, the Mansfield Rule was developed by Diversity Lab, an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law.
“Miller Nash Graham & Dunn is excited to participate in the third year of the Mansfield Rule program,” said the firm’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion Bethany Brown. “We are committed to the meaningful recruitment, development, and promotion of diverse talent, as a core component of our firm’s culture and Mansfield certification is another extension of our current diversity and inclusion commitment.”
Firms participating in the Mansfield Rule are expected to track the progress of their diversity efforts on an ongoing basis. Those that have successfully implemented the rule over a one-year period will become “Mansfield Certified.”
Participating in Mansfield 3.0 aligns directly with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s commitment to achieving true diversity and inclusion across its firm, all levels of management, each practice team, committees, and staffing of every project. In addition to participating in Mansfield 3.0, the firm continues to offer 1L Diversity Fellowships each summer, serves as a sponsor of the Multnomah Bar Association Fellows Program, hosts monthly Diversity & Inclusion Committee meetings, and offers diversity and inclusion training. The firm is proud to sponsor and participate in local minority bar association activities and events, offers fee discounts to small and emerging women and minority businesses, and provides up to 150 hours of billable hour credit to attorneys for diversity and inclusion and pro bono work. To learn more about the firm’s commitment to diversity, please click here.