Chicago, IL (February 27, 2018) – Michael Best is pleased to announce the firm has joined The Chicago Committee as a Member Firm. The organization seeks racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession by collaborating with its law firm and corporate membership to drive sustainable institutional change at law firms and corporate legal departments, provide professional development, and cultivate the community of minority lawyers through programming and leadership opportunities.
At Michael Best, diversity is one of the firm’s core values, and the firm is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture; hiring and retaining diverse professionals; and helping advance their careers.
“The firm is excited to join this great organization,” said Jorge M. Leon, Chair of Michael Best’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “We’re looking forward to partnering with The Chicago Committee and other law firms to continue to strive for a more inclusive environment across the legal industry.”
The Chicago Committee is a nonprofit, membership based organization founded in 1987 by ten minority lawyers. The organization was initially created to provide networking opportunities and support for minority lawyers in order to alleviate feelings of isolation at large law firms in the city. Over the past three decades, the organization has greatly expanded its scope, concentrating its efforts on providing substantive programming for its membership, their attorneys, and the broader legal community.