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The Mansfield Rule 101 – The Certification Process and Its Impact on DEI in the Legal Profession Sponsored by The Empowerment Collaborative

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Central Standard Time (US & Mexico)

Please join The Empowerment Collaborative, an initiative from the IADC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, for a panel discussion.


Join the IADC on Tuesday, June 14 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CDT for a panel discussion.

The Mansfield Rule was launched to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in law firm and corporate leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for these opportunities. Indeed, the Rule challenges law firms and companies to measure whether they have affirmatively considered at least a certain percentage of women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions. The Rule’s elements and operations are grounded in behavioral science research which researchers have found is the critical mass necessary to disrupt biases.

Since the Mansfield Rule’s launch three years ago, Diversity Lab has worked with hundreds of law firms and companies to annually measure the outcomes of the Rule’s application in their respective hiring and promotions processes as the organizations work towards achieving Mansfield Certification. Join our distinguished panel as they discuss the goals of the Rule, the certification process, and the DEI impact experienced by these organizations who have made the commitment.

Bonnie Mayfield, Dykema Gossett PLLC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA with assistance from Francesca Rodriguez, Lucid Motors, Newark, California USA

Michael C. Marsh, Akerman LLP, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
Natalia Marulanda, Diversity Lab, Miami, Florida USA
Stacey McDuffa Turner, Regions Bank, Birmingham, Alabama USA

For Zoom meeting details, click here. (please note this document is password protected; you must be logged into the IADC website to view)

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