Milwaukee, WI, September 08, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) announces today that American Airlines, Citigroup Inc., and Altria Group, Inc. have joined the association’s growing list of Bronze Level Sponsors.
Companies who sponsor NAMWOLF recognize the effectiveness of supporting minority and women-owned law firms as a means to improve diversity within the legal profession. M/WBE law firms hire and promote minority and women lawyers at much higher rates than majority owned law firms. Hence, greater support of those firms will necessarily lead to greater opportunities in the legal profession for minority and women lawyers. “Companies who sponsor NAMWOLF recognize that diversity has a direct impact on the quality and talent of the legal profession. We commend American Airlines, Citigroup, and Altria for being on the forefront of this knowledge,” says Yolanda Coly, Sr. Director of Advocacy and Development.
Each year, NAMWOLF brings together corporate counsel and M/WBE law firms at its Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo. This year’s meeting, to be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, September 18-21, will feature motivational speaker Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, six continuing legal education courses, professional networking events and an opportunity to meet some of the nation’s top-rated M/WBE law firms at the Law Firm Expo.
The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (www.namwolf.org) is a nonprofit trade association comprised of minority and women-owned law firms. Since 2001, NAMWOLF has been a bridge between corporate legal departments and M/WBE law firms. NAMWOLF is highly regarded in the profession for its vetting process of outside firms who undergo an extensive application and screening process to ensure they are of the highest quality. With access to NAMWOLF’s directory of law firms, corporations can select superior M/WBE law firms by area of practice and geographic location.