Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Boardman Clark is committed to creating a workplace culture that values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We strive for an environment built on positivity and productivity. We strive to be a place where all employees feel welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, physical abilities, religious beliefs, economic status and political beliefs. We strive to be a firm where everyone is treated fairly.
Cultural Calendar: June 2023
Our monthly cultural calendar produced by Boardman Clark's I.D.E.A. Group.
FDA Eyes Relaxing Regulations on Blood Donation Eligibility
On January 27, 2023, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced proposed changes to the regulations which govern who is eligible to donate blood.
Stonewall, Trans Women of Color, and the Legacy of Pride
June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ+ Community. June was selected because it is the month when the Stonewall Uprising occurred in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1969. The Stonewall Uprising was a watershed moment and responded to long-standing harassment, discrimination, and brutality from the New York City police and state government
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History As the First Black Woman to Serve on the United States Supreme Court
In 232 years and 115 prior appointments, not one Black woman has been selected to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Until now. On April 7, 2022, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the nation’s next Supreme Court justice. Justice Jackson will be not only the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court, but also the first former public defender.
Women in the Judiciary: A Wisconsin Tradition
March is Women’s History Month, making now an especially appropriate time for Wisconsin lawyers and legal professionals to reflect on the contributions that women lawyers have made. Women lawyers have been advancing justice in Wisconsin for years—especially in our state judiciary. For example, women currently occupy 6 of the 7 seats on our state supreme court, making it home to the highest percentage of women on a state supreme court in the United States. Likewise, women have held a majority of seats on our supreme court for the past 15 years.
Celebrating Velvalea “Vel” Hortense Rodgers Phillips: Monumental Leader, Activist, and Jurist
Each February, we recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black Americans to the fabric of our national story cloth. The tapestry of American history, its challenges and progress are interwoven with Black history and its resilience and triumphs. As we honor the legacies of current and past Black Americans in the law, this year, we remember and celebrate a monumental leader, activist, and jurist, Velvalea “Vel” Hortense Rodgers Phillips (1924-2018).
Announcing the Boardman Clark Public Interest Summer Fellowship Program
Gender Equity On the Rise
At the federal level, gender equity recently took two important strides forward: Michigan’s Solicitor General became the first Arab-American Muslim woman to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Government has issued its first passport with a non-binary gender designation.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Represents Growing Demographic Trend of Women in the Judiciary
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has the highest percentage of female Justices, with 86% of seats filled by women. This demographic trend within the Wisconsin Supreme Court is representative of a growing number of women-held judgeships across the state and national level.
Wisconsin Parents Now Have Gender-Neutral Option For Child’s Birth Certificate
Wisconsin parents now have the choice to identify themselves with a gender-neutral option on their children’s birth certificates. This new change was announced by Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on July 1, 2021.
Boardman Clark Hosts Third Diversity Panel for Wisconsin Law Students
Boardman Clark Hosts Second Diversity Panel for Wisconsin Law Students
Boardman Clark Joins the Latino Academy of Workforce Development
Boardman Clark Hosts Diversity Panel for Wisconsin Law Students