Burr & Forman Recognized by Lawyers of Color with the Aspire Diversity Award
Burr & Forman, LLP is pleased to announce it has been recognized by Lawyers of Color (LOC) with the Aspire Diversity Award, which was presented at a May 18 reception in Washington, D.C. LOC is a nonprofit organization focused on promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities.
“Lawyers of Color is an important organization for the legal profession, and we are deeply honored for this recognition from such a dedicated group of leaders driving change and improvement in our industry and communities,” said Tamika Walters, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Burr & Forman. “We are grateful for this recognition and remain committed to our diligent efforts to cultivate a more equitable and inclusive culture in our firm, legal system and communities.”
As part of the firm’s goal to achieve inclusive diversity and equitable outcomes in recruitment, retention, development, promotion and compensation, Burr & Forman engages in a variety of initiatives led by Walters in conjunction with the firm’s executive and diversity committees. These include internship opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds in the firm’s Pre-Law Program, firm-wide inclusion trainings for attorneys and staff, sponsorship and participation in diverse bar associations, firm-sponsored affinity groups that provide resources to and promote the interests of attorneys from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, and more. Click here for more information on the firm’s approach to DEI.
To earn the Aspire Diversity Award, law firms must satisfy two of three categories established by LOC, including having at least one staff member with the word “equity,” “diversity,” or “inclusion” in their title; at least one attorney of color who is a managing partner, executive or management committee member or a practice group head; and, at least 4% Black attorneys. The full list of honorees is available here.
About Lawyers Of Color
Lawyers of Color is a 501(c)(3) devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. LOC celebrates attorneys of color and conducts research and studies regarding the intersection of the legal profession and social justice. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Our company provides research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to our clients. The organization has a social media and email community of nearly 50,000 legal professionals, the largest of any minority legal organization.