Update March 21, 2023: The results are in, and we’re proud to share that Mansfield Rule for Workflow is a LegalTech Award winner in the “Innovations in Diversity and Inclusion” category.
I’m proud to share that Nixon Peabody is a Leaders in Tech Law Award finalist in the “Innovations for Diversity and Inclusion” category for implementing the Mansfield Rule for Workflow (MRW).
As part of our participation in the Move the Needle Fund, we partnered with Diversity Lab to design a “bias interruptor” based on behavioral science. MRW enables our firm’s leaders to create a more inclusive culture related to staffing teams and furthering associates’ career development.
MRW leverages an online directory that functions like a mobile app. It allows lawyers assigning work to view all associates across firmwide practice areas objectively and see their desired work experience and availability while aiming to consider at least 30% underrepresented lawyers for new assignments.
Our partnership with Diversity Lab’s Move the Needle Fund and our achievement of Mansfield Plus Certification for the fifth consecutive year has enabled us to be more intentional about diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the firm. We will continue to make Nixon Peabody a model law firm for DEI through this ongoing partnership and build teams that reflect the diversity of our clients and communities by providing innovative advice and exceptional service.
The Legaltech News Leaders in Tech Law Awards honor individuals and organizations for their achievements in innovation in a wide array of categories across law firms, legal departments, and technology vendors. The winners will be announced March 20, 2023.