Community & Social Responsibility

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

“Diverse teams result in better ideas and outcomes.”

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values and business imperatives at Beveridge & Diamond. We are deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession, and to partnering with our clients and communities to accomplish this goal.

B&D strives to foster an inclusive culture that encourages and supports a diverse workplace. We accomplish this mission by attracting, developing, retaining, and promoting to leadership diverse talent and by creating equal opportunities for individuals to live up to their potential and feel included as valued members of the firm.

A dedicated Diversity Principal guides our efforts, working with our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, the firm’s Management Committee, and our Managing Principal.

Efforts

Some of our diversity and inclusion efforts include:

  • Participating in legal industry diversity efforts, including, among others, ABA Resolution 113 reporting, Diversity Lab's Mansfield 2.0 Rule pilot, Diversity Lab's Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification, and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's Fellows, Pathfinder, and Summer Clerk programs.
  • Promoting a sense of community and value at the firm.
  • Promoting mindful engagement within the firm on diversity and inclusion issues, as well as resources to support individuals’ varying needs and experiences, such as our Anti-Racism and Allyship Resource Starter Kit and LGBTQ+ Pride Resource Guide.
  • Providing attorneys with meaningful work opportunities necessary to advance.
  • Supporting professional staff members' involvement in professional organizations such as the Association of Legal Administrators, Legal Marketing Association, International Legal Technology Association, and Corporate Legal Operations Consortium.
  • Building a pipeline of diverse lawyers in the profession at large.

Results

Some of the results of our efforts include: