Mintz has once again been named a recipient of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)’s Beacon of Justice Award. This year, the award was given to law firms that demonstrated their “efforts to address issues related to LGBTQ+ rights and/or gender-based equity issues that intersect with racial equity.”
Mintz was one of 21 firms that “demonstrated a commitment to intentional inclusivity and intersectionality with their LGBTQ+ rights, gender equity, and racial equity work.”
Mintz Member and Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Susan M Finegan, said, “It is such an honor to receive the Beacon of Justice recognition because it highlights the important and impactful work that firms like ours are undertaking in this space. Mintz’s pro bono work intentionally serves underrepresented communities of people every day. Through our guidance, marginalized individuals are given fairer access to the legal services they need to help them survive and thrive. Mintz has fought hard to help and protect women, women of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals through its efforts and outreach.”
The firm continues to dedicate significant effort to increasing inclusion and diversity at the firm and in the wider legal community, addressing racism and injustice in the United States and driving greater civic engagement. Over the past year, Mintz has undertaken numerous initiatives that have included assisting one the longest running Black women’s organizations; helping thousands of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, representing individual survivors, and numerous nonprofits that assist survivors; and working with members of the LGBTQ+ community to create safe online spaces for teens, providing high-level training on healthcare for Trans people, and dedicating support to individuals seeking a name or gender marker change on a pro bono basis, to name a few.
Mintz has received the Beacon of Justice Award several times over the past decade for its commitment to serving underrepresented individuals through pro bono work.
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