Coblentz Partners with Diversity Lab to Pursue Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification
Coblentz is proud to partner with Diversity Lab to pursue certification under the Midsize Mansfield Rule, with the goal of increasing the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership positions.
The Midsize Mansfield Rule certification process, modeled after the version for larger firms, has been fine-tuned to boost diversity in leadership for firms with smaller lawyer populations, single office locations, and leaner firm leadership structures. Coblentz has joined the second iteration of this process, which runs from September 2021 to March 2023.
The Midsize Mansfield Rule aims to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership by broadening the pool of women, LGBTQ+ lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and/or racial/ethnic minority lawyers who are considered for entry-level and lateral attorney job openings, leadership opportunities, equity partner promotions, and opportunities to connect with clients. In order to be Mansfield Certified, law firms are asked to consider at least 30% historically underrepresented lawyers for 60% or more of certain leadership roles and activities identified on the Diversity Lab website.