Liskow Participating in Diversity Lab's Mansfield Rule for Midsize Law Firms

04.05.22

We are excited to announce that Liskow is participating in the 2022-2023 Midsize Mansfield Rule certification program. The program measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ attorneys, and attorneys with disabilities as at least 30 percent of the candidate pool for recruitment, leadership roles, equity partner promotions, and inclusion in formal pitches to clients.

If Liskow successfully completes the 18-month certification program, the firm will be designated as “Mansfield Certified” and will have the opportunity to send diverse partners to the Mansfield Rule Client Forums to build relationships with and learn from Diversity Lab’s in-house counsel collaborators. To date, more than 80 legal departments have contributed to or hosted Client Forums, including Barclays, Facebook, Fannie Mae, Ford Motor Company, Google, McKesson Corp, MetLife, Pfizer, PNC Bank, Uber, and US Bank.

The overall goal of the Midsize Mansfield Rule is to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership by broadening the pool of women, LGBTQ+ lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and/or racial/ethnic minority lawyers who are considered for entry-level and lateral attorney job openings, leadership opportunities, equity partner promotions, and opportunities to connect with clients.

The Midsize Mansfield Rule certification process, modeled after the original version, has been fine-tuned to boost diversity in leadership for firms with smaller lawyer populations, fewer office locations, and leaner firm leadership structures.

Participating in this program is one of the many ways Liskow is advancing diversity. The firm is constantly introducing new initiatives and raising the bar on current efforts to recruit, hire, promote, and retain diverse lawyers. 

To learn more about the Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification, click here.