In furtherance of our ongoing commitment to our clients, our community, and our role in the legal profession as a whole, McBrayer PLLC is excited to announce that it has joined the 2022-2023 cohort of law firms participating in the certification process for the Midsize Mansfield Rule, an initiative aimed at increasing diversity in firm makeup and leadership.
The Mansfield Rule, administered by third party Diversity Lab, addresses a paucity of diverse attorneys in law firms and law firm leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for job openings, promotions, leadership opportunities and client connections. This process takes place by setting a series of benchmarks in law firm hiring, promotion and more to ensure that candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds – women, racial or ethnic minority lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities – receive both due consideration and a stake in firm governance. The Midsize Mansfield Rule is a certification process for “midsize” firms with between 25 and 150 lawyers.
“Our goal at McBrayer always has been to recruit the best attorneys, provide exceptional client service and enrich our community,” said James H. Frazier, III, Managing Member of McBrayer PLLC. “Achieving Midsize Mansfield Rule certification will allow the firm to further these goals and will also enable us to broaden our talent pool for hiring and leadership. Additionally, it ensures that our internal culture is a true expression of our ideals as a firm.”
McBrayer’s participation in the Midsize Mansfield Rule underlines the firm’s commitment to its community by reflecting the richness of that community, and the further incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives throughout the firm culture only strengthens the perspectives the firm can bring to bear on client matters.
“Midsize Mansfield Rule participation is a giant step in a positive direction,” said Frazier. “We are excited to be on this journey.”
For more information on the Midsize Mansfield Rule, please visit https://www.diversitylab.com/pilot-projects/mansfield_midsize/.
For more information on McBrayer’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, please visit https://www.mcbrayerfirm.com/about-dei.html.