In 2010, Gray Plant Mooty was the sole sponsor of the first ever Minnesota Urban Debate League Summer Fellow, during which a student from a Twin Cities high school observed Gray Plant Mooty attorneys in action to get a snapshot of what it is like to be a lawyer. The firm has continued its involvement each year, and more Twin Cities law firms have signed on to sponsor Fellows. The Minnesota Urban Debate League serves young people in Minneapolis and St. Paul through academic competitive debate. The League has been hailed as “the diversity program that works” in building the future pipeline of leaders in the legal field. In addition to assisting with various tasks around the firm, the summer fellow attends a debate camp funded through the GPM-sponsored fellowship.
Gray Plant Mooty was the first law firm in Minneapolis to have a Minority Summer Associate Program for talented first year minority law students. The program has been going strong since 1993. Summer associates participate in legal projects, training sessions, and social outings with the guidance of attorney mentors. In turn, Gray Plant Mooty gains positive exposure to a diverse talent pool.
Since 2008, Gray Plant Mooty has partnered with the Cristo Rey Network, which provides a faith-based, college preparatory education to economically disadvantaged young people in urban communities. Administered through the local Hire4Ed program, students attend school four days each week, then work in a corporate office on the fifth day to help pay for their education. GPM hosts students through this initiative, helping them learn basic job skills that are critical to future success.
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Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.