The State Bar of Nevada has asked firms to share their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives to foster conversations and provide ideas for how other Nevada firms might incorporate them into their own organizations. This week’s initiative comes from Lewis Roca, a multijurisdictional firm with offices in nine locations including Las Vegas and Reno.
Lewis Roca believes it is a better place today because it values, encourages, and supports diversity of thought and the inclusion of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm participates in Mansfield Rule 5.0, which is a nationwide effort to use data-driven metrics enabling firms to systematically incorporate DEI concepts in all aspects of their practices and firm management.
Whether it’s sharing links so all its employees can learn more about the history and importance of Juneteenth, sponsoring an in-house presentation by a nationally renowned author of soul food, or catering firm events from local eateries owned and operated by diverse entrepreneurs, the firm strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity through things it is already doing or can easily expand.
Instead of creating new DEI programs, Lewis Roca tries to bring a new DEI focus to what is already a natural part of the firm’s culture and history. It’s just easier that way, and way more effective. Lewis Roca says it is excited for the progress it has made, but even more excited about what comes next!
If your firm has a DEI initiative it would like to share in a future announcement, contact Lisa McGrane at email@example.com.