We believe diversity is vital not only for our ability to provide the highest standard of legal representation to our clients, but also for our ability to maintain strong, engaged team members who are able to meet our clients’ needs at all levels. Martin Pringle’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is not merely philosophical, but purposeful. We aim to cultivate an inclusive environment where difference is not only accepted as reality, but celebrated as strength within a purposefully-inclusive environment.
THE POWER OF PERSPECTIVE
We define diversity in terms of race, gender identity, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual practices, and in ideas, perspectives, personality, work style, and more. We believe that varied perspectives drive insightful counsel and help sustain an inclusive community of people all working together to provide the best service possible. We understand the importance of engaging our diverse perspectives in reflection of our clients and communities.
ENHANCING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Martin Pringle is committed to enhancing diversity through recruitment, maintaining it through the inclusion, retention and advancement of attorneys and staff with diverse backgrounds, promoting it through thoughtful and proactive training and professional development, and achieving it through partnerships with our clients and communities.
We actively seek out opportunities to educate our team members and expand our exposure to diverse perspectives and organizations. Here's a snapshot of last year's activities: DEI Report 2022 PDF
Martin Pringle is a recognized leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts because of our board service, financial support and volunteerism. Our partnerships are demonstrated through our connections. Examples include:
- Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce Diversity Initiative
- Wichita Bar Association Diversity Committee
- Wichita Bar Association Diversity Award
- Women Entrepreneurs
- Women in Real Estate
- Johnson County Developmental Supports, Board of Directors
- Legal Services for Urban Entrepreneurs through Create Campaign
- Real Men Real Heroes Board of Directors
- Urban League of Kansas Board of Directors
- American Association of University Women Salary Negotiation Training Sponsor
- Wichita Bar Association Expungement Committee Co-Chair
- Urban League of Kansas Board of Directors
- Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Wichita Urban Professionals Board of Directors
- Rise Up for Youth Board of Directors
- The Hive, Women-focused co-working space
- The Thread: Women's Leadership Collective Diversity Scholarship
- Wichita Women Attorneys Association, Board of Directors
- Kansas Women Attorneys Association
- University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School Diverse Students Coalition Sponsor
- University of Kansas School of Law Diversity in Law Banquet Sponsor
- Advance Kansas Board of Directors
- Salary Negotiation Training Founding Sponsor
- Kansas Family Business Forum
WHAT OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE SAYING
Great advice every step of the way
“The team at Martin Pringle has been a huge supporter of my entrepreneurial journey from the very start by helping me ensure The Thread was set up properly and encouraging me to pay myself as quickly as possible. Not only have they supported my journey, they have been a key partner in bringing The Thread to life by offer a scholarship for Minority Entrepreneurs in each cohort, hosting us in their space and more.
As The Thread has grown, they have been there every step of the way with advice on hiring, expanding markets and more. I appreciate their team approach, always making sure they have the best person on the case for the job at hand.
I feel comfortable speaking with the MP team about any matter and recommend them to all my friends and the women within The Thread community for all of their legal needs."
Game-changing level of commitment
"Martin Pringle has been a visible supporter of Create Campaign, Inc. from the inception of our work. Rather than waiting for this organization to demonstrate capability and capacity, Martin Pringle connected with us at the foundational stages to help co-create a platform to advance inclusion in entrepreneurship particularly focusing on Black and Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs. The firm’s support has ranged from offering pro-bono services, to financial support to conducting training sessions, providing consultation services and even serving on our board of directors. That level of commitment is game-changing and has been life-changing for many of the entrepreneurs who are finding success in business thanks to our collaborative partnership."
“We love our partnership with MP…”
"Martin Pringle has always shown their commitment to building up Wichita women in business and helping them move forward in their goals, both personal and professional. Through their partnership with The Hive and other diverse and inclusive community spaces, they provide access to attorneys who are relatable, authentic, and easy to work with. We love our partnership with MP and send all the referrals their way because we know anyone who works with them will feel confident they're getting an attorney who truly cares about them and wants to help make their experience the best one possible.”
Martin Pringle is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any classifications protected by Kansas, Missouri, or federal law.
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