Toronto (Canada) – Fasken has successfully achieved Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification confirming at least 30 per cent women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities were considered for significant leadership and governance roles at the Firm. Participating firms were tracked from July 2020 to July 2021.
The Firm has also achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status, which in addition to meeting or exceeding the baseline certification requirements, Fasken has successfully reached at least 30 per cent underrepresented lawyer representation in a notable number of our current leadership roles.
Diversity Lab works with Mansfield Rule participating firms to annually measure the outcomes and iterate the program based on those outcomes to ensure we are moving toward the goal of diversifying firm leadership as inclusively and impactfully as possible. Since the Mansfield Rule launched three years ago, it has grown from 42 to 118 firms.
“Having been an active participant in the Mansfield Rule project since its launch, our Firm is proud to have received Mansfield Certification once again”, said Peter Feldberg, Firm Managing Partner.
Through Mansfield Rule, participating firms are collectively boosting the representation of historically underrepresented lawyers in law firm leadership. Our Firm is proud to be participating in the Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification process, which began in July 2021.
About Mansfield Rule
The Mansfield Rule program stemmed from the 2016 Women in Law Hackathon, hosted by Diversity Lab in collaboration with Stanford Law School and Bloomberg Law. It is named after the first American woman admitted into the legal profession in 1869, Arabella Mansfield.
About Diversity Lab
Diversity Lab is an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law. Experimental ideas are created through the Hackathons and piloted in collaboration with more than 150 top law firms and legal departments across the country. Diversity Lab leverages data, behavioral science, design thinking, and technology to further develop and test new ideas and research, measure the results, and share the lessons learned.
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