I, Michael O'Connor, personally commit to the following:

Personal Commitment

  • Acknowledge hard truths and be a catalyst for change for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the legal profession 
  • Act with intention to disrupt the status quo, systems and structures that impede true change
  • Inspire others to break the barriers of inequity and privilege that are enabled by the system in which we work every day
  • Influence positive change within my community and to set an example for broader impact

Organizational Commitment

  • Build on existing strengths in the MassMutual Law Department with increased focus and intention
  • Innovate beyond traditional approaches to DEI and coalesce as a community to solve local problems 
  • Leverage our influence in the legal industry to affect the structures and systems that stifle progress
  • Create new opportunities for underrepresented legal professionals through an increased commitment to mentoring and sponsorship 
  • Use our privilege honorably to eradicate inequity in the legal profession by advocating for systemic change, supporting policy changes, and altering our approach to staffing legal matters 

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