Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access – IDEA

A couple of years ago, the attorneys and team members at Lasher had an IDEA.  Today that IDEA carries on in many different ways.

IDEA = Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access.   Access is important to make opportunities available to all people regardless of their abilities or experience.

The IDEA mission at Lasher is:

We strive to be an inclusive workplace that is built on respect and pride and generates opportunities for everyone, and enables us to best serve our clients and community.

We will utilize the following pillars in decision making and action steps to pursue an environment that fosters diversity and inclusivity:

  1. Enhance Learning & Development
  2. Engage Future Talent
  3. Act in Our Communities
  4. Drive Accountability & Leadership

It has never been more critical for law firms to demonstrate their commitment to IDEA. The most promising clients, law firm staff and attorneys are all looking for firms that promote IDEA.  We are excited to continue this journey, and look forward to sharing our experiences with you here.

Here are some of our 2024 Days of Awareness:

  • On January 12, 2024, Lasher hosted a table at the King County Bar Association’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon. As part of our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA) initiative, we strive to be an inclusive workplace built on respect and pride and generating opportunities for everyone. We believe these ideals enable us to best serve our clients and community. Support and attendance at events like today’s luncheon reinforce our beliefs, reignite our passion, and inspire us to find new ways to meet those goals.
  • March Madness! March Madness is always a widely celebrated event here at Lasher, and this year it has evolved into something even more exciting.  This year for each bracket that was completed and submitted in the Lasher March Madness competition, our IDEA committee will donate $25 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County to help kids from underserved populations get access to recreational sports.  Yay! This year, we’ll watch sports – and be super competitive – while raising money to help kids! Win-Win!
  • This April we are happy to support the Pike Place Market Foundation by participating in their Spring Hygiene Drive.  It’s a great way to help the market community with donations of needed hygiene supplies.  If you’d like to support the PPMF and the Spring Hygiene Drive, please consider shopping from their Amazon Wish List or with a direct donation. The hygiene drive runs through April 30th.