Bradley Achieves Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certification Status

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Bradley is pleased to announce that the firm has achieved Mansfield Rule 6.0 certification.

Mansfield Rule Certified 2022-2023The Mansfield Rule is a structured certification process designed to ensure all talent at participating law firms has a fair and equal opportunity to advance into leadership. Mansfield is focused on broadening the pipeline of talent, including those historically underrepresented in the legal profession, to facilitate transparent pathways to leadership and ensure consistency across offices and practice groups.

“At Bradley, maintaining a working environment that is rewarding, respectful, collegial, diverse and inclusive is essential to our core values. This certification is focused on changes and steps we’ve implemented over the past year to make sure opportunities for advancement are inclusive for everyone,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “We know that with diverse leadership comes more inclusive and equitable decisions that reflect the needs of our entire workforce for the benefit of our talent and clients.”

Mansfield’s processes seek to ensure equal opportunity and access to leadership roles. The focus is on opening the door wider, and ensuring that opportunities for advancement are inclusive for everyone. Mansfield takes a behavioral science approach that embeds accountability, transparency, and knowledge sharing into talent practices.

“It is a true honor to achieve Mansfield certification. We are proud of our culture and the dedication of our attorneys and staff for their unwavering commitment to excellence, while also taking an introspective pause to gauge where we are and where we can make meaningful strides to implement change,” said Partner and Director of Inclusion and Diversity George Medlock.

Mansfield certification is awarded by Diversity Lab, which is an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law. Experimental ideas are created through Hackathons and piloted in collaboration with more than 250 top law firms and legal departments across the country. Diversity Lab leverages data, behavioral science, design thinking, and technology to further develop and test new ideas and research, measure the results, and share the lessons learned.

To learn more about Bradley’s commitment to inclusion and diversity, click here.