Ireland Stapleton is proud to introduce the 2023 members of its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness (EDI) Committee.

This year’s EDI Committee will be led by attorneys Sarah Benedict and Lidiana Rios and office services coordinator Sarah Hoffman. Other members of the committee include Sarah Abbott, Barb Gregory, K.C. Groves, Logan Groves, Malia Heyd, Russell Kemp, Tanya Mundy, Zach Price, Lauren Senior, and the Firm’s managing director Erica Tarpey.

“It is encouraging to see the dedication that our attorneys and staff have toward making our Firm and the legal profession more equitable. We are very excited to continue this important work and to find ways to create a more inclusive workplace and community.”

Co-Chair Sarah Benedict

Ireland Stapleton acknowledges the historic and existing systems of inequity that limit opportunities in the legal profession for individuals of diverse, underrepresented, and marginalized backgrounds and circumstances. The Firm and its EDI Committee’s mission is to create a working environment that:

  • Supports the diversity, equity, and inclusion of all employees;
  • Attracts and retains diverse lawyers and professionals;
  • Listens to the needs of our stakeholders and works together to advance equity; and
  • Educates and equips our organization to advance equity by encouraging diversity in our business relationships, supporting organizations that advance equity, diversity, and inclusiveness, and actively working to address injustice.