Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At Bricker Graydon, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just values; they are a fundamental part of our identity. We are proud that Bricker Graydon has achieved Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certification Plus, marking our third consecutive year of this significant accomplishment.
At Bricker Graydon, we believe in fostering a workplace that reflects the rich tapestry of our society. The Mansfield Rule, a program initiated by the Diversity Lab, aligns with our mission to promote diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. This certification serves as a testament to our unwavering commitment to creating a more diverse leadership landscape.
One of the key aspects of Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certification Plus is the active expansion of the pool of candidates considered for leadership roles. The goal is to have diversity not only leadership but also as a catalyst to diversify the legal industry through diverse leadership. Over the past year, Bricker Graydon has not only met but exceeded these expectations. We have diligently worked towards achieving a diverse representation within key leadership positions, which has allowed us to broaden our scope and further enhance our commitment to diversity. As a mid-sized firm, we strategically opted for a certification pathway that aligns seamlessly with the standards set by Big Law.
Mansfield Rule in Action
The Mansfield Rule is not just a certification for us; it's a catalyst for change. It focuses on increasing and sustaining diversity in leadership by considering women lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and underrepresented racial and ethnic lawyers for senior lateral attorney positions, firm governance roles, equity partner promotions, and leadership positions.
To achieve Mansfield 6.0 Certification Plus, Bricker Graydon collaborated with the Diversity Lab over a 12-month Certification period. This collaboration was marked by built-in measurement, transparency, and accountability mechanisms.
Shaping an Inclusive Legal Landscape
Bricker Graydon is proud to be among the 240+ law firms that have successfully completed Mansfield Rule 6.0. This certification not only acknowledges our commitment to diversity but also sets higher benchmarks for diversity in leadership roles, emphasizing the importance of documentation and data.
At Bricker Graydon, diversity isn’t just a goal; it's our reality. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment that values the unique perspectives and experiences of every individual. Join us as we continue to shape a legal landscape that mirrors the diversity of the world we serve.