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Collaborating to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Our Profession

Collaborating to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Our Profession

In January 2011, Managing Partner Doug Wagner joined with the managing partners at 12 other law offices and the leadership of the Grand Rapids Bar Association to begin a year-long discussion on how to promote diversity and inclusion in our firms and the Bar.

The managing partners signed the Managing Partners Diversity Collaborative Agreement in June 2011. They pledged to work together to address the issues of diversity and inclusion. On March 22, 2012, the members of the Collaborative signed a Five-Year Action Plan with concrete steps to address three initial challenges:
 
  • Increasing the number attorneys of color in our organizations within five years
  • Improving the rate of retention and advancement of female attorneys and attorneys of color in our organizations
  • Expanding the pipeline of persons of color who enter law school and the profession 

While the initiatives in the action plan relate to the Grand Rapids Bar, we intend to implement them throughout our firm.

Warner is proud of the leadership role it has played in the work of the Collaborative. We believe that together we can achieve much more than any of us could achieve individually.

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