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I, Lucy Stark, personally commit to the following:

Personal Commitment

  • I will use my voice as a leader in my organization, and in the profession, to advocate for DE&I in the legal profession and in the community in which I reside.
  • I will lead by example by encouraging and advocating for a diverse leadership team of lawyers and senior professionals in leadership positions and ensuring that our firm’s future leadership pipeline includes lawyers and professionals with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
  • I will regularly engage with the firm’s Management Committee, Practice Group Leaders and Partners to discuss issues and reinforce the importance of maintaining an inclusive, equitable and diverse community.
  • I will provide meaningful support to our Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Partnership Admission Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Committee to develop, retain and promote the diverse talent in our firm.
  • I will meet with our LCLD Pathfinders, Fellows, 1L Scholars and Alumni each year, and seek their input on their experiences within the firm and our recommendations on how we can improve professional development and retention.

Organizational Commitment

  • We will continue to engage with and sponsor groups and organizations in our legal communities focused on promoting inclusiveness of people of all backgrounds and experiences in the legal profession.
  • Having been so certified each of the past six program years, we will continue to pursue Mansfield Rule Certification and Mansfield Rule Certification Plus status, striving to ensure that all of our professionals have fair and equitable opportunities to advance into leadership.
  • In setting compensation for all attorneys, we will continue to consider each attorney’s contributions to our DE&I efforts, including satisfaction of our annual 25-hour DEI requirement.