Minneapolis (5-22-08): -- The Hennepin County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee has recognized the law firm of Gray Plant Mooty with the 2008 Diversity Award for a Legal Employer. The award was presented to the Gray Plant Mooty firm at the annual meeting of the Hennepin County Bar Association on May 22.
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. The firm has an impressive record, but seeks to reach yet higher goals in coming years.
The firm’s efforts to develop a highly qualified and richly diverse workforce are directed by four primary principles: respect, belonging, support, and generosity. Their principles drive initiatives such as a carefully-designed summer associate program, extensive workforce training in a variety of ways (including through the workplace theater production, Your Face Here), and the co-sponsorship of numerous legal community and civic programs focused on diversity.
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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 8,000 legal professionals.