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BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Baker McKenzie Shortlisted for Chambers USA D&I Award

By Press release submission | May 13, 2019

Baker & McKenzie LLP issued the following announcement on May 8.

Baker McKenzie has been shortlisted for the inaugural Chambers USA D&I awards in the "Outstanding Firm for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion" category. According to Chambers, this award is for a firm that has shown "an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession."

"We are thrilled to be shortlisted for this award," said Colin Murray, the Firm's North American Chief Executive Officer. "There are many benefits to a diverse and inclusive workforce, including a broader exchange of ideas and better service delivery to our clients, which is why we strive every day to make progress toward ambitious diversity and inclusion goals. Being recognized for our efforts alongside our clients and peers is a tremendous honor."

The Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards shine the spotlight on champions for change, trailblazers and outstanding allies who are furthering the advancement of equality in the legal profession and uses comprehensive criteria to evaluate this award, including:

Breadth: the degree to which the initiative spanned different jurisdictions, practice areas, strands of diversity and career progression

Commitment: the degree to which the initiative went beyond normal practice and work remit / the percentage of individuals at the firm who were involved

Impact: the degree to which individuals, the firm and/or the community at large is positively affected

Advancement: the degree to which the work advanced diversity and inclusion

Originality: the degree to which the work involved innovative programs and structures or tackled issues that had not previously been foremost in the firm/individuals remit

Original source can be found here.

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