Barnes & Thornburg has been named a Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The award recognizes law firms and corporations that show a strong commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession.
The Compass Award is presented to organizations that fulfill all of the following requirements in a single calendar year:
- Member attendance at the 2020 LCLD Annual Membership Meeting and/or member attendance at a 2021 Leadership Summit and/or submission of a Leader’s Pledge
- Participation in the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder programs
- Participation in an LCLD Pipeline program (the 1L Scholars program or the Success in Law School Mentoring Program)
LCLD is one of the nation’s leading organizations promoting diversity and consists of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners – the leadership of the profession – who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.
LCLD’s board of directors announced in September 2021 a requirement for members to create a public pledge detailing actions they will take to advance diverse talent. Barnes & Thornburg was among those organizations who created a pledge in advance of the June 2022 deadline. You can read Barnes & Thornburg’s managing partner, Bob Grand's, pledge to learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.