We embrace diversity as a broad and inclusive concept. It encompasses, without limitation, race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, disability, and marital and family status. We promote diversity to develop and maintain a working environment that encourages openness, identifies and maximizes each individual’s potential contribution, and strives to remove barriers to individual achievement.
We accept, as our diversity, mission to become:
We acknowledge that achieving our diversity mission requires continued attention, creativity, and dedication of time and resources. A standing Diversity Committee, made up of attorneys and staff members, develops and implements diversity initiatives and the Board of Directors incorporates diversity within the law firm’s planning and business development.
The Diversity Committee is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for our employees to become aware of and immerse themselves in diversity topics relevant in today’s world. Examples of some opportunities the Committee has provided are:
Click here to see our commitment to diversity in recruiting and retention.
Nilan Johnson Lewis in conjunction with the Step-Up Program through Achieve Minneapolis provides a paid summer internship opportunity for underrepresented minorities, GLBT students, young individuals with disabilities, and students from economically disadvantaged families, to gain experience working in a professional business environment with the possibility of a scholarship to pursue post-secondary studies in a legal or business field.
*Click here to see our diverse community involvement.