This week, the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), is holding their ninth annual NAMWOLF Meeting and Expo in Minneapolis. NAMWOLF, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization comprised of minority and women-owned firms.

Their organization states, “Many corporations and public entities interested in diversifying their outside law firm ranks have focused almost exclusively on the utilization of minority and female attorneys at majority firms. Yet the available data strongly suggest that these efforts have not resulted in greater diversity in the legal profession.”

To that end, the NAMWOLF mission is to promote true diversity in the legal profession by fostering the development of long lasting relationships between preeminent minority and women-owned law firms and private/public entities. Thomson Reuters is proud to be a sponsor of this NAMWOLF Annual Meeting and Expo in Minneapolis, as Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president of Government Affairs and Community Relations, discusses in this brief clip.