One of Carlson Caspers’ core tenets is respect for our diverse clients, colleagues, and communities. Our commitment to inclusion is the foundation for a vibrant work environment and unparalleled client service that comes from varied perspectives in developing strategies and solutions to serve our clients’ business goals.

CARLSON CASPERS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVES

WITHIN THE FIRM

Carlson Caspers fosters a culture that welcomes and embraces differences in people and perspectives. Within the firm, we focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting members of groups that are under-represented in the field of intellectual property law.

1L DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Carlson Caspers’ Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program provides up to two $5,000 scholarships each academic year to prospective law students who are pursuing or have obtained a degree in chemistry, physics, life sciences, pharmacy, engineering, or computer science and who are interested in practicing intellectual property law in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Click here for more information on how to apply.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE

We recognize that diversity and inclusion requires ongoing and active engagement within our firm and the broader community. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is committed to ensuring that all legal personnel are treated fairly in terms of work experience, mentoring, and overall career advancement. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee plans and implements programs and initiatives focused on promoting diversity and inclusion. Such initiatives focus on recruiting, mentoring, managing the firm’s 1L Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program, and sponsoring and participating in organizations that promote diversity within the legal profession.

IN THE COMMUNITY

We are engaged in numerous organizations and activities focused on diversity, such as Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, Minnesota Women Lawyers, and the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association. We encourage and support programs that promote diversity in the legal profession, particularly efforts to improve the representation of diverse lawyers in the field of intellectual property law.