Mansfield Midsize Plus Certification – What it Means and Why It’s Important

Earlier in 2023, we announced that Messner Reeves has achieved the Mansfield Midsize Plus Certification, a prestigious recognition for law firms with a lawyer count typically ranging from 25 to 150. As the highest certification level, this classification underscores our unwavering dedication to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion within our leadership ranks.

In order to obtain this certification, Messner Reeves underwent 18 months of rigorous tracking and specific criteria measurement. This stringent process requires regular reporting to the Diversity Lab, multiple audits and accountability check-ins, and participation in monthly knowledge-sharing forums, ensuring full transparency throughout the process.

Achieving the Mansfield Midsize Certification Plus not only indicates Messner Reeves meets or exceeds baseline certification requirements, but we also successfully reached at least 30 percent representation of women lawyers, underrepresented racial and ethnic lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities in leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions and more.

We are extremely proud to not only have earned this certification, but to also be an active part of the movement to correct an imbalance in the diversity of the workforce and leadership in law firms, courtrooms, boardrooms and government through science-based and data-driven processes that ensure all lawyers have a fair and equal opportunity to advance.

About Messner Reeves:

Messner Reeves is a national full-service business law firm providing legal services to a diverse group of clients. From individual entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies, no client is too big or too small. Regardless of size, industry or need, we earn our clients’ trust by helping them maximize their business potential with creative, customized and comprehensive legal strategies.

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