It is in the best interest of our firm and our clients to have a workforce that is highly qualified and richly diverse. And that doesn’t happen by good intentions alone.
One of the first firms in the Twin Cities to formalize the pursuit of diversity, Gray Plant Mooty established its Firm Culture and Diversity Committee in 1993. The committee meets monthly to cultivate key values that promote a diverse workforce: respect, belonging, support and generosity.
Targeted diversity efforts include sponsoring a first-year internship program for law students of color and other diversity candidates, and aggressively recruiting to reach out to candidates of all backgrounds. We promote formal diversity education as well as informal dialogue in the firm, and support community cultural events. And as a founding member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, we have joined forces with other law firms in our area to advance diversity in the Twin Cities legal community.
Gray Plant Mooty is active in numerous organizations that promote the advancement of minorities in the legal profession as well as the business community. GPM is proud of its attorneys’ involvement in the Twin Cities Committee on Minority Lawyers in Law Firms (TCC), Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association (MHBA), Minnesota American Bar Association, and the Minnesota Hispanic and Black Chambers of Commerce and the NAACP-St. Cloud.
In recognition of our ongoing commitment, Gray Plant Mooty has been a recipient of the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Diversity Award, and the Minnesota Cultural Diversity Center’s Sharing Diversity Champion of the Year Award.