Bodman Places Highest Among Michigan-Based Law Firms on NLJ 2022 Women in Law Scorecard
Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that it has received the most favorable rating of any Michigan-based firm appearing on the National Law Journal 2022 Women in Law Scorecard, an annual analysis of gender diversity at large law firms.
The National Law Journal compiles the Women in Law Scorecard by evaluating demographic data provided in a survey of the 350 largest law firms nationally. Of the 262 firms that participated in the 2022 survey, Bodman placed at number 67.
“Building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment is a strategic priority for Bodman,” said Firm Chair Carrie Leahy. “We are focused on attracting and retaining diverse talent and encouraging all to become leaders within the firm. I’m proud of the effort we have made thus far and am committed to continually look for ways to do even better.”
As part of Bodman’s commitment to diversity, the firm recently initiated a year-long Mansfield Certification process, which is aimed at increasing the representation of diverse attorneys in firm leadership. Bodman has maintained a standing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for more than a decade and recently hired a full-time Manager of Diversity and Talent who will help guide and administer the firm’s DEI efforts.
To compile the Women’s Scorecard, The National Law Journal assigns a numerical score to each firm by adding the percentage of all female attorneys, not including contract or temporary attorneys, to the percentage of female partners. In the case of a tie, the firm with the higher percentage of female equity partners is given the higher position on the list.