NEW YORK, June 11 LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire — Appleseed — one of the largest legal pro bono networks in the United States — will recognize DuPont General Counsel Stacey J. Mobley and the company’s Legal team for their “unwavering leadership and commitment to promoting pro bono and workplace diversity.”
DuPont (NYSE: DD) is regarded as a leader in advancing workplace diversity, both within the company and among its contractors. The company specifies that outside counsel under consideration to represent the company on legal matters have minorities and women as lead partners.
Appleseed will recognize Mobley and the DuPont Legal team at an event here Tuesday hosted by TV talk show host Phil Donahue.
“Appleseed is honoring Stacey and the DuPont Legal team for their pathbreaking contributions to creating a more just and diverse society,” said Betsy Cavendish, Appleseed’s executive director. “They have truly made the creation of a diverse work force the ‘best practice’ standard worldwide.”
“We are honored to receive this recognition from Appleseed,” Mobley said. “Treating people with respect is one of DuPont’s core values. We are proud to ‘walk the talk’ and assist others where we can through our business relationships.”
Appleseed is a network of public interest law centers working to identify and address injustices in their communities. The organization connects top corporate counsel, private practice lawyers, law schools, civil leaders and other professionals to tackle problems locally, at their root cause. As one of the nation’s largest legal pro bono networks, Appleseed Centers work both independently and collectively, bringing their own experiences to create local solutions that are nationally relevant. Appleseed works to build a just society through education, legal advocacy, community activism and policy expertise, addressing root causes and producing practical solutions.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.