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Mintz Awarded For Innovation In Diversity And Inclusion At California Legal Awards

SAN FRANCISCO – Mintz is pleased to announce that it has won the Innovation In Diversity and Inclusion award at the California Legal Awards.

The award recognizes firms that are making meaningful impact and seeing concrete results in the legal community. The ceremony was held in San Francisco on November 3.

Mintz was recognized for the work of its Addressing Racial Inequality Group, which is made up of attorneys in the firm’s San Diego office dedicated to using their legal skills to end systemic racism and police brutality in America.

The group is led by Member Randy Jones and Associate Nicole Rivers. The group’s work includes a mentoring program for diverse students attending the University of San Diego’s law school; community involvement with organizations like the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program; and impact litigation. Mintz, alongside the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties, Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance, and Brody McBride Law, successfully secured a settlement for client Christina Griffin-Jones with the City of San Diego in a federal lawsuit challenging the San Diego Police Department’s (SDPD) cell phone seizure practices, and their prolonged seizure of Griffin-Jones’s cell phone.

Mintz is consistently recognized for its efforts and dedication to making sure that DEI is a priority, including in 2022 by Human Rights Watch for Best Places To Work For LGBT Equality in 2022 and Chambers’ D&I North America awards.

The firm received the award on the eve of the release of its annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report: A Higher Bar: Accelerating Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.