We are pleased to announce that Shutts & Bowen LLP has been named a Top Performer and Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), recognizing those law firms and corporations showing a strong commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession. This year, 118 Member organizations were named Top Performers and 181 were named Compass Award winners. Shutts was among 89 organizations that earned both designations.
LCLD is one of the nation’s leading organizations promoting diversity and consists of more than 430 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners—the leadership of the profession—who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.
The Top Performer award recognizes those organizations in the top 20 percent for participation in LCLD programs and activities.
The Compass Award recognizes those individuals and organizations that fulfill all of the following requirements in a single calendar year:
The Firm was recognized as a Compass Award winner for fulfilling the following requirements in a single calendar year:
- Member attendance at the LCLD Annual Membership Meeting and submission of a Leader’s Pledge.
- Participation in the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs.
- Participation in LCLD’s Pipeline programs - the 1L Scholars program and the Success in Law School Mentoring Program.
Last year, LCLD’s Board of Directors announced a requirement for each Member to create a public pledge detailing actions they will take to advance diverse talent. We are proud to be among those organizations who created a pledge by the June 2022 deadline. To read Firmwide Managing Partner Jack McElroy’s pledge, please click here.
To view the full list of this year’s winners, please click here.
About Shutts & Bowen LLP
Shutts & Bowen LLP, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 300 lawyers in offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Learn more about Shutts & Bowen at www.shutts.com.