Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice. Learn more.
Member of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Learn more.
Signatory to the ABA's Pledge for Change for Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession. Learn more.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Since Maslon's inception in 1956, the founders made respecting and fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and community involvement an expected practice within the firm—principles which the firm has proudly carried forward. Along with our commitment to providing exemplary legal services, we believe strongly that a diverse and inclusive workplace is an essential part of serving both our clients and the broader community.
The firm has a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee charged with leading and executing this key priority. Made up of both attorneys and staff, the committee is specifically tasked with promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at Maslon, in the legal profession, and in the community through leadership, active participation in, and support of a broad range of initiatives.
With the support of the committee and the firm board of directors, Maslon proudly achieved Midsize Mansfield Certification Plus status after completing a rigorous 18-month collaboration with Diversity Lab to track, measure, and achieve diversity in leadership. The Mansfield certification recognizes the structural changes and actions taken by Maslon over an 18-month period to ensure consideration of at least 30% women lawyers, underrepresented racial and ethnic lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitches, lateral lawyer hiring, and more. The certification also recognizes Maslon’s efforts to increase transparency for internal leadership roles with written and accessible advancement processes and role descriptions. Our Certification “Plus” status indicates that, in addition to the foregoing consideration and transparency requirements, Maslon has successfully achieved 30% representation of historically underrepresented lawyers in current leadership roles and pipeline activities. The time period measured was from September 2021 to March 2023.
In addition, Maslon participates in the annual Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Law Firm Diversity Survey, aimed to boost transparency and accountability in the legal industry and bolster our efforts to drive equity and inclusion.
Maslon also proudly participates as a member of the following impactful organizations created to advance diversity in the profession:
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice: Maslon is a member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, a nonprofit association comprised of the leading Twin Cities legal employers with the vision to create a vibrant and inclusive legal community and mission to strengthen the efforts of member organizations to attract, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color.
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD): Maslon is a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners—the leadership of the profession—who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.