Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Modrall Sperling is dedicated to fostering an environment that embraces differences, promotes equality, and engenders mutual respect, thereby creating a culture of inclusion where everyone has the opportunity to excel. We are committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse attorneys and staff, to obtain a variety of perspectives that benefit the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we practice.
In order to maintain and further enhance an environment in which all persons at Modrall Sperling can succeed in their professional endeavors and as individuals regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, sexual identity, or religious and political beliefs, the firm has established a Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee. The Committee’s goal is to assist with recruiting and retaining lawyers and staff and promote firm-wide diversity and inclusiveness.
We are proud to count among us the first female president of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute, Roberta Cooper Ramo, the current Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, Michelle Hernandez, and the only person to have served as both President of the Navajo Nation Bar Association and Chair of the State Bar Paralegal Division, Barbara Lucero.
Modrall Sperling provides substantial sponsorship to organizations in the Southwest, such as New Mexico’s Equal Access to Justice Program and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Multicultural Council’s annual scholarship fund, which encourage and support students to achieve their higher education goals and future careers in the legal field. The firm encourages colleagues to take active roles in national organizations such as ABA Young Lawyers Division, whose scholarship program is designed to encourage women and minorities to take leadership roles with the ABA.
Modrall Sperling’s attorneys currently hold or have held active leadership roles with several professional organizations, such as the Hispanic National Bar Association, New Mexico State Bar’s Commission for Women and the Legal Profession, New Mexico Black Lawyers Association, and the Navajo Nation Bar Association, among other professional groups.