Paulette Brown Discusses Importance of Mentoring and Diversity and Inclusion in Minnesota Lawyer Q&A

Minnesota Lawyer
April 26, 2021

Locke Lord Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Senior Partner Paulette Brown was quoted in a Q&A with Minnesota Lawyer ahead of her keynote speech at the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s virtual Mentor Appreciation Reception. She discussed her own experience as a mentor and the importance of mentorship in retaining talent.

“A good mentor will continue to raise the bar for their mentee and create expectations of things that they’re able to achieve that they may not know that they’re able to achieve. When you have somebody who is invested in your success, you’re likely to stay where you are, because you believe that you will be afforded the same opportunities that everybody else is afforded,” she said.

Brown also discussed her diversity and inclusion efforts at Locke Lord and as past President of the American Bar Association.

“Within the ABA, I am especially proud of the work that my Diversity & Inclusion 360 Commission did. We got seven policy changes done in the ABA during my term. All of those are things that I think will have a long-term impact on diversity and inclusion in the profession,” she said.

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