Jackson Walker proudly announces our achievement of Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Plus status. Our firm is one of the more than 160 law firms that successfully completed Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Program, which ran from July 2021 to July 2022. Launched by Diversity Lab in 2017, the Mansfield Rule was designed to improve diversity within law firm and legal department leadership.
The Mansfield Certification Plus status indicates that, in addition to accomplishing the baseline certification requirements, our firm has successfully achieved at least 30% underrepresented lawyer representation in a notable number of current leadership roles.
“Achieving Mansfield Certification Plus strongly aligns with Jackson Walker’s core values,” said Suzan Kedron, who chairs the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “Diversity strengthens and directly contributes the success of our firm and our clients, and we look forward to furthering our commitment with our participation in the Mansfield 6.0 process.”
“Achieving Mansfield Certification Plus strongly aligns with Jackson Walker’s core values.”
The Mansfield Rule has become the standard for firms to track and measure their success in growing the diversity of their management committees, promoting attorneys from underrepresented communities to partnership, and ensuring diverse representation in client pitch meetings. In July, Jackson Walker joined the Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certification process, which runs from July 2022 to July 2023.
For more information about the Mansfield 5.0 Certified Law Firm Leaders, view the Diversity Lab website. Also, to explore the Firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive environment for all, visit our Diversity & Inclusion page or view our recent Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter.