October 16, 2018

Jackson County Bar Association Recognizes Firm with Coveted 2018 Pyramid Diversity Award


Polsinelli is pleased to announce that the Jackson County (Missouri) Bar Association (JCBA) honored the firm with its 2018 Pyramid Diversity Award, the association’s highest honor for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  

The award is bestowed annually on Kansas City-area law firms and corporate legal departments that excel at enhancing opportunities for people of color in the metropolitan area. The Jackson County Bar selects award winners based on their retention, recruitment, promotion, partnership, and sponsorship of individuals and organizations representing minority groups in the Kansas City area.

“Polsinelli is honored to have earned this year’s Pyramid Diversity Award,” said the firm’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion J. Danielle Carr. “This helps validate our commitment to and promotion of diversity and inclusion, both of which inform and shape the strategy and actions that define our business.”

Polsinelli’s diversity and inclusion efforts consist of a five-pillar approach: recruitment, community engagement, professional leadership and development, knowledge expansion, and retention. Carr works with firm leadership to implement diversity programming that helps advance the firm’s underrepresented attorneys’ professional development, retention and promotion into leadership positions within the firm.  She, along with a host of others, works to ensure that diversity and inclusion is ingrained in the fundamentals of the firm’s business and is a key component of the firm’s commitment to exceptional client service.

The Pyramid Diversity Award was presented to the firm at the Jackson County Bar Association’s Annual Kit Carson Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 13th and Polsinelli Shareholder Dan Cranshaw, who serves as Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, accepted the award on the firm’s behalf.  Polsinelli Associate Jon Otto is a member of the JCBA Scholarship Selection Committee.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 825 attorneys in 21 offices.  Ranked #24 for Client Service Excellence1 and #10 for best client relationships2 among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli is also named among the top 30 best-known firms in the nationfor the second consecutive year. The firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight and a focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation.  |  Polsinelli PC | In California, Polsinelli LLP

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22017 BTI Industry Power Rankings
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