With Election Day on the horizon, we developed resources for our attorneys and staff on voting, designed to be shared with friends and families. These resources provided an easy way for attorneys and staff to reach out to their communities in support of equal voting rights for everyone.
We developed a volunteer program to help protect, support, and enhance voting rights in our communities and nationwide. The program’s objective is to promote and strengthen the foundations of our representative system of government by helping others exercise their right to vote. Opportunities are provided through organizations such as Vote.org’s Open Progress Turnout Troop and the Center for Common Ground’s Reclaim our Vote campaign.
The Diversity + Inclusion (D+I) team has conducted meetings with our Black Affinity Network to discuss, with the help of an outside moderator, the emotions and concerns arising from recent events.
To support our diverse attorneys, our Diversity Strategy Committee and our D+I team quickly took action following the killing of George Floyd. Our outreach allowed us to determine how to improve our support for diverse attorneys, both individually and at a group level. Resources and support are offered at a firmwide level for those who may be struggling during this difficult time.
The firm is hosting a series of broader ally meetings for the MoFo community to discuss and share best practices on how to be a more effective ally in this moment.
Our Human Resources team led this timely and engaging webinar about difficult conversations in unsettling times. The materials for this webinar offered guidance for staying safe, dealing with the effects of social upheaval, and de-escalation techniques, among other topics.
In addition to the internal and external statements from Larren, Mark Whitaker, Natalie Kernisant, several firm leaders, and our office managing partners offered their own reflections on the killing of George Floyd, the disproportionate acts of police brutality on individuals of color, the Black Lives Matter movement, and racial injustice.