We are in the business of solving problems and know that diversity helps solve problems.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Larson • King is committed to building and developing a diverse group of attorneys and employees. We are in the business of solving problems and know that diversity helps solve problems. Our firm is a regular participant in several programs that advance our goal of building a firm and a culture rich in varied attributes, background, experience, gender, race, sexual orientation and talent.
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP)
We are an active member of TCDIP, a consortium of leading law firms and corporations dedicated to attracting, recruiting, advancing and retaining lawyers of color. TCDIP’s programs include the Minnesota Minority Recruiting Conference and the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship Program. The Summer Clerkship Program exposes promising first year law students to private practice at Larson • King and also to in-house practice with a Fortune 500. Several of these summer associates have gone on to become lawyers at our firm.
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Larson • King is also an active participant in The
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a national organization of chief legal officers from Fortune 500 companies and law firm managing partners dedicated to improving diversity in the legal profession. Our attorneys have served in leadership roles in this organization and continue to help lead its growth.
National Association of Women Lawyers
One of our partners has served as the President of the National Association of Women Lawyers. Our attorneys are also involved in the Minnesota Women Lawyers’ Association and other similar organizations.
Law Student Diversity Mentorship Program
Every fall, Larson • King partners with a diverse law student in their 3L year at one of the Twins Cities law schools. Larson • King attorneys provide advice and counseling to support the success of these law students in their final year, as they transition from law school to a legal career. During the 2019-20 school year, the firm worked with Reginald Snell from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Mr. Snell was president of the Mitchell Hamline Black Law Students Association.
In the Broader Community
Larson • King also supports diversity initiatives in the broader community. The firm funds a college scholarship for local high school students of color through the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and their Career Investment Scholarship program.
Larson • King attorneys are active in the communities where they live and work. As a firm and as individuals, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our communities through our actions and investments.
We demonstrate our commitment in many ways, including sharing our expertise on nonprofit boards, volunteering with community nonprofit organizations, and teaching. The firm maintains its own endowment fund and makes charitable donations to scholarship programs and select nonprofits.
“How we do business shapes, in significant ways, our relationship with our employees, client and the various communities in which we do business. Being a stellar citizen means understanding the impact our firm has within those communities.” — Lawrence R. King (1951-2014), Founding Firm Partner