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Minority Professionals’ Affinity Group

The Minority Attorneys’ Affinity Group was formed to further focus the firm’s commitment to the professional development of attorneys of color. As an arm of the Diversity Committee, the group offers solid day-to-day support to meet the needs of minority attorneys practicing in a large law firm. Members regularly meet with firm leadership and work to internally market the diverse talent of the group to the rest of the firm. This helps provide access to opportunities that may not present themselves otherwise.

This group also arranges mentoring and business development coaching for attorneys of color and coordinates special events:

  • Semiannual diversity networking receptions that include clients, law students, staff and other guests
  • Quarterly luncheons with the CEO
  • A diversity retreat

Lathrop Gage sponsors and is active in:

  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association
  • Annual Diversity in Law Banquet (University of Kansas)
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City
  • Jackson County (Missouri) Bar Association
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals