The lawyers at Stinson Leonard Street are involved in community and professional organizations aimed at increasing diversity in their communities. Many of the firm's lawyers hold or have held various leadership positions or significant roles in community groups and local bar associations.
The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a national organization of energy professionals dedicated to ensuring the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and development of energy policy regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues. The firm has been a sponsor of the AABE's National Conferences. Russell Frisby presented a program at the 2011 and 2013 Conference. Adrienne Clair and Russell Frisby are contributors to the AABE Scholarship Fund.
The National Asian Pacific Bar Association is a national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. NAPABA promotes justice, equality, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans and fosters professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy, and community involvement. The firm has been a regular sponsor of NAPABA's national and regional conventions. Pat Konopka and Sharon Ng are active members.
The National Bar Association is the nation’s oldest and largest association of African American lawyers and judges. The NBA’s mission strives to protect the civil and political rights of the citizens and residents of the United States, uphold the integrity of the legal profession and expand opportunities for their members. Lonnie Williams, Jr., is a member of the NBA.
The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, and it is committed to serving its members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world. Lonnie Williams, Jr., was a former Delegate, and Russell Frisby has been a past Chair of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, a Delegate (member of the Nominating Committee and Minority Caucus), and on the Standing Committee on Law and National Security for the organization.
Stinson Leonard Street regularly sponsors programs and initiatives that are designed to recognize and encourage the continued increase in diversity of our profession.
Examples of the firm's sponsorship activities include the following: