Atlanta (November 2020) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is a sponsor of Converge – a summit for dialogue focused on diversity and inclusion, hosted by the Technology Association of Georgia. The virtual event on Nov. 9 and 10 will highlight strategies, actions and measurement techniques companies can use to foster inclusion and innovation.
Topics will include best practices for high performing inclusive workplaces, social justice in the workplace, and transforming an industry for inclusion and innovation. A highlight will be the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Awards honoring companies and individuals.
The registration fee is $50 for TAG members and $75 for non-members. As a Community Sponsor of Converge, MMM has a limited number of free passes to share with members of the community. For more information, send your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Morris, Manning & Martin’s track record of encouraging inclusion has made us a better firm,” said John Yates, who heads the firm’s Corporate Technology practice. “Supporting Converge is a great way to share the importance of diversity and inclusion with other businesses in the Southeast.”
MMM’s Diversity and Women’s initiatives – part of the MMMPact corporate social responsibility outreach – encourages recruiting, programming and support for women and people of color. An annual internship program for diverse high school students encourages young people to pursue legal careers. Making civic leadership a priority has resulted in partners chairing local and statewide groups such as the Georgia Bar Diversity Program, Gate City Bar Association, Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association and Stonewall Bar Association.
MMM is in the Top 10 of U.S. law firms with the largest percentage of female equity partners. The firm regularly earns 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index, which measures LGBTQ Workplace Equality.
MMM is one of 100 law firms certified under the Mansfield Rule, one of the legal profession’s most significant diversity certifications. The Mansfield Rule certifies that the law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions. In addition, MMM has earned the Mansfield Plus certification indicating diverse lawyers make up 30% of firm leadership.
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