Klarquist Pursues ‘Midsize’ Mansfield Rule Certification

Published October 4, 2021

Klarquist is pleased to announce that the firm is participating in the Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification process, affirming the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The Mansfield Rule originates from one of the winning ideas at the 2016 Women in Law Hackathon, hosted by Diversity Lab in collaboration with Bloomberg Law and Stanford Law School. It is named for Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to practice law in the United States.

The goal of the Mansfield Rule is to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for these roles and opportunities. To achieve Mansfield Rule Certification, law firms are required to demonstrate over 18-months, among other things, progress in increasing diversity in attorney recruitment and leadership decisions and consider a minimum of 30% diverse candidates for these roles.

See Diversity Lab’s full press release here that includes participating firms.