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Target Corporation Recognized for Commitment to Diversity
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News Release: May 02, 2013 

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Hennepin County Bar Association’s (HCBA) Diversity Committee has recognized Target Corporation with its Diversity Award for a Legal Employer. The company will receive the award at the HCBA annual meeting on May 17.

The Diversity Award is given to a legal employer who displays an outstanding commitment to diversity in the legal profession. As an employer, Target Corporation demonstrates a strong commitment to diversity through a variety of initiatives. First, internally, each area of Target receives a quarterly diversity scorecard that measures success in representation, retention, and reputation. Target team members are also engaged in six diversity and inclusion business councils (African American, Asian, LGBTA, Hispanic, Women’s, and Military); over 6,000 team members, including 32% of law-related team members, are involved in diversity and inclusion business councils. Externally, Target has leveraged an Outside Counsel Scorecard designed to hold its partner firms accountable for their performance in the area of diversity. Target has also championed diversity in the greater legal community through its 1L Diverse Student Mock Interview Program, Diversity in Law Scholarship Program, Micro Inequities Seminar, and Park Avenue Walk-in Legal Clinic.

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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.