Milwaukee, WI, September 17, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) announces today that Freddie Mac, General Motors, and Walmart have joined the association’s growing list of Silver Level Sponsors.
NAMWOLF is pleased to be working with these companies to support minority and women-owned law firms and 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, NAMWOLF believes greater support of those firms will necessarily lead to greater opportunities in the legal profession for minority and women lawyers. “Sponsorship of NAMWOLF’s 10th Anniversary year demonstrates these companies’ commitment to being diverse, socially conscious enterprises,” states Yolanda Coly, Senior Director of Advocacy and Development. “We consider it a privilege to count Freddie Mac, General Motors, and Walmart among our supporters.”
2011 Commemorative Sponsorship from Freddie Mac, General Motors, and Walmart, contributes to NAMWOLF’s ability to bring together corporate counsel and M/WBE law firms at its Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo—an annual, multi-day event that showcases the most elite M/WBE law firms in the nation. 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.