Your DEI Leadership Seal


Let's Begin Building a More Inclusive Future.

Elevated Diversity specializes in guiding law firms towards achieving the prestigious Seal provided by the California State Board. With our extensive experience in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the legal sector, we are equipped to assist your organization in meeting the requirements for this esteemed recognition. Our tailored approach is designed to support legal employers with California attorneys in implementing strategic initiatives that drive meaningful and sustainable change, ultimately leading to the coveted Seal. This certification serves as a testament to your commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace environment, demonstrating your dedication to the values of fairness and justice within the legal community.

The Seal not only signifies your organization’s adherence to the highest standards of diversity and inclusion but also serves as a powerful tool for enhancing your reputation and credibility within the legal industry. It can help your organization attract top talent, foster a positive work environment, and build stronger relationships with clients and partners who prioritize DEI values. Moreover, the Seal serves as a clear marker of your organization’s alignment with the California State Board’s vision for an equitable and diverse legal profession, setting you apart as a leader in creating positive societal change through your commitment to DEI initiatives. By partnering with us, you will benefit from our comprehensive guidance and resources, ensuring that your journey towards obtaining the Seal is both smooth and impactful.

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Elevated Diversity Understands the Legal Industry’s DEI Challenges.

Acknowledging the challenges of establishing a more inclusive culture within your organization, we understand the limitations posed by traditional structures, resistance to change, and biased work allocation. Data from the American Bar Association indicates a notable overrepresentation of white, male, and non-LGBTQ+ attorneys in key positions, coupled with higher attrition rates for non-white lawyers. Our DEI team is dedicated to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into the core of your firm to address these issues effectively.

The Value of the Seal:

Enhanced Reputation and Credibility

The DEI Leadership Seal enhances the firm’s reputation and credibility, demonstrating a strong commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion within the legal profession.

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Achieving the Seal helps attract and retain top legal talent, showcasing the firm as an inclusive and supportive workplace that values diversity and equity.

Positive Impact on Client Relationships

The Seal signals the firm’s dedication to diversity, building stronger client relationships with those who prioritize social responsibility and diversity in legal services.


percentage of equity partners at law firms who are black, Asian, or Hispanic/Latino

(American Bar Association)


percentage of law firm equity partners who are women of color

(Law360 Glass Ceiling Report)


percentage of law firms that have supplier diversity programs

(American Bar Association)

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The inaugural companies who achieved the Seal are:


Seal Recipients

Covington & Burling LLP
Disability Rights California
Fifth Season
Kahana & Feld LLP
Legal Aid Association of California
LimNexus LLP
Locke Lord LLP
Mullin & Filippi, LLP
O’Melveny & Myers
Tittmann Weix LLP


Seal Recipients

Alameda County Homeless Action Center
Children’s Law Center of California
Community Legal Aid SoCal
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP
Morrison Foerster
Robins Kaplan LLP
San Francisco City Attorney’s Office
The Colleges of Law
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders
Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP
Youth Law Center


Seal Recipients

California Lawyers Association
Federal Home Loan Ban San Francisco
Haynes Boone LLP
Holland & Knight
Legal Services of Northern California
Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel
Ventura County District Attorney’s Office
Webber Law Group

DEI Leader Seal Program Action Items

Collect and maintain demographic data

Create a strategic DEI plan

Calculate staff turnover and promotions

Compare California attorney hire demographics to California attorney population

Create and share publicly share a DEI statement

Conduct staff stay and exit interviews

Survey staff to gather feedback on DEI efforts

Require annual employee implicit bias training

Incorporate DEI work into performance, advancement, and compensation decisions

Integrate DEI responsibilities into leadership teams member job duties. Larger organizations, maintain a DEI professional position.

Our Proven Approach Drives Better Results.

Elevated Diversity’s proprietary SPHERE of Connectivity framework is the key to creating and sustaining a culture that’s more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, driving measurable benefits for your organization.

Our DEI strategists will leverage this proven framework, together with their legal industry experience, to help your law firm:

Icon1Realize all the tangible benefits of a diverse, inclusive workforce—for your employees, your clients, and your firm’s bottom line

2 iconBuild a more productive, engaged workforce by adopting and applying processes designed to attract and retain more diverse talent at every level

3 iconTransform your organization into a workplace in which every employee is valued and inspired, enabling you to outperform your competition

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Learn how we can help put your law firm on the path towards achieving the prestigious Seal provided by the California State Board.