Trailblazer in the legal profession
Directly Supporting Diversity Efforts
We are champions of diversity and inclusion efforts, committed to creating a law firm that is representative of our client base and the community in which we practice law.
In 2023, Higgs Fletcher & Mack was proud to earn Mansfield Certification. The Mansfield Certification, facilitated by Diversity Lab, recognizes the structural changes and actions HFM has taken over 18 months to diversify leadership by broadening the slate of talent considered for internal leadership roles and increasing transparency with written and accessible advancement processes and role descriptions. The Mansfield framework helps law firms consistently approach succession planning for the next generation of leaders in an inclusive, structured, and intentional manner across practice groups. Learn more about the Mansfield Certification process here.
There are innumerable ways in which we support local and national diversity efforts, organizations, and pipeline programs. From being a founding law firm for the San Diego County Bar Association’s annual Diversity Fellowship Program and being one of the first signatories to their diversity pledge, to providing sponsorship support to multiple minority bar associations.
HFM supports education, minority retention and recruitment, mentorship programs, and a variety of other diversity initiatives. We have hosted large diversity and inclusion-related annual events, including the San Diego County Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion’s annual mixer, the Ethnic Relations and Diversity Committee’s Spring Mixer and co-sponsorship of the organization’s annual Dialogue on Diversity event.
HFM is also the proud recipient of the Corporate Diversity Award from the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, the largest association of African American judges, attorneys, and legal professionals in San Diego. As we begin the next chapter in our over 80-year history, we will ensure that diversity and inclusion continue to shape the fabric of our law firm now and into the future.