Dykema named among top law firms for diversity

Dykema was named one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity 2010 by MultiCultural Law, a magazine that promotes diversity in the legal profession.

This acknowledgement supports Dykema’s long-standing commitment to diversity. The firm believes that each of its 10 offices should broadly represent the professional workforce in the community in which it is located. In 2006, Dykema increased the number of both its minority members and associates. The firm launched a Diversity Scholarship for a University of Michigan law student and a similar program at the University of Illinois Law School.

“A diverse workforce contributes to the quality of our work, helps us to better understand and serve our diverse range of clients and our communities, and enriches our workday lives,” said Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Dykema attorneys regularly participate in programs that champion diversity, including the American Bar Association’s Minority Counsel Program, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the National Bar Association and the National Association of Women Lawyers. Dykema lawyers also participate in the Hispanic Bar Association, Arab American Bar Association, Black Women Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women, the State Bar of Michigan Indian Law Committee, the Korean American Bar Association, the National Native American Bar Association, and the Indian American Bar Association.

MultiCultural Law Magazine has rapidly established itself as a leading media advocate for law professionals. From acknowledging         the “movers and shakers” to celebrating the proactive achievements of law firm that continue to make a positive difference in the drive for diversity and inclusion, MultiCultural Law focuses on lawyer retention, making partner, and corporate profiles with a blend of legal news trends and information that is valuable to improving the careers of minority and women lawyers.

To learn more about Dykema’s diversity initiative, visit http://mydykema:101/diversity/