Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Modrall Sperling is committed to diversity and inclusion in its recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of attorneys and staff. As a leader and role model, the firm inspires others to support diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. We forge relationships to strengthen diversity with state bars, professional organizations, and law schools throughout the United States.
Our success in achieving diversity in ethnicity and gender is reflected in our staff as well as our lawyers. We are committed to promoting these individuals to shareholder and management positions, as women and minorities have long served at every level of management at Modrall Sperling. We welcome persons from all backgrounds into the firm. In addition, 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 a woman president of the Navajo Nation Bar Association, 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 have 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.