Recognizing partner law firms for furthering diversity in the legal profession
In 2008, Microsoft launched the Law Firm Diversity Program (LFDP) to reward law firm partners who make progress in diversifying their workforce. The company is committed to accelerating this progress, and in the last 13 years, it has seen consistent and steady progress in legal workforce diversification, including an almost 33% increase of hours worked on Microsoft’s behalf by lawyers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQI+, persons with disabilities and veterans. The company announced the results of our Law Firm Diversity Program for 2021 and recognized the accomplishments, progress and commitments of our law firm partners to create more diverse and inclusive legal organizations. To read about the growth the program saw over the last fiscal here, visit Microsoft on the Issues.