Hawkins Parnell & Young Achieves Mansfield Certification

October 10, 2023 – Press Release

October 10, 2023 (Atlanta, GA) - Hawkins Parnell & Young is pleased to announce that the firm has achieved Mansfield Rule Certification. Awarded by Diversity Lab, Mansfield Rule Certification measures the structural changes and steps the firm has taken over the past year to ensure that the paths to leadership at the firm are open and transparent to all qualified lawyers. Advancement processes and leadership role descriptions at the firm are now written, transparent, and accessible. This high level of transparency is part of a larger effort to broaden the slate of talent considered for opportunities.

Mansfield Rule’s processes seek to ensure equal opportunity and access to leadership roles. The focus is on opening the door wider, and ensuring that opportunities for advancement are inclusive for everyone. Mansfield Rule takes a behavioral science approach that embeds accountability, transparency, and knowledge sharing into our talent practices. We know that with diverse leadership comes more inclusive and equitable decisions that reflect the needs of our entire workforce for the benefit of our talent and clients.

As an indication of its enduring commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, Hawkins Parnell is participating in the 2024 Mid-Size firm Mansfield Rule cohort.

Hawkins Parnell is grateful to have reached this significant milestone. We will continue to build teams that reflect the diversity of our clients and communities while providing exceptional service.