Minneapolis (5-26-09): -- The Hennepin County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee has recognized the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron with the 2009 Diversity Award for a Legal Employer. The award was presented to the Fredrikson & Byron firm at the annual meeting of the Hennepin County Bar Association on May 21.
The Diversity Award is given to a legal employer who displays an outstanding commitment to diversity in the legal profession. The awards committee took note of the firm’s commitment to attracting, recruiting, and retaining a qualified, diverse workforce. Diversity is a core value at Fredrickson & Byron.
The firm’s hiring efforts include activities designed to increase the diversity of both entry level and lateral level attorneys, including participation in minority job fairs, targeted outreach to minority associations and expanded recruiting to schools with significant diversity in the classes. The firm has also jointly developed a minority scholarship program. Their strong dedication to diversity deserves recognition.
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The mission of the HCBA is to serve the needs of a diverse membership by advancing collegiality, professionalism, ethical conduct, and competence in the legal profession. The association strives to ensure the fairness and accessibility of the legal system by promoting public understanding and confidence in our system of justice and by working along with the courts to improve the administration of justice. The largest of Minnesota's 21 county bar associations, the HCBA serves a membership of 8,400 legal professionals.