Diversity Newsletter: The Struggles of Southpaws

International Left-Handers Day is held annually every August 13th, having been created in 1992 and this year celebrating its 30th anniversary. It is designed to celebrate the uniqueness of left-handers. From President George H.W. Bush to Oprah Winfrey to Neil Armstrong, there’s an impressive list of famous left-handers. But as Managing Member Alan Brackett, himself a “southpaw,” shares in this month’s Affinity newsletter, for the 10% of people who are left-handed, things are a little more complicated.

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MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.

MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include members Alan Brackett, Mike Parks, and Simone Yoder along with associate Taylor Tran.

Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.

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