Strategic partnerships with clients and external organizations keep us focused on the barriers that persist within the legal industry and open our eyes to the latest innovations to advance diversity, inclusion and social justice. Engaging with clients can include regular discussions about staffing their matters and working together to advance our mutual diversity and inclusion goals, partnering on mentoring and pipeline programs, secondments and showcasing our diverse lawyers in CLEs. Our partnerships with various diversity-related organizations provide access to cutting edge research and innovations, as well as critical professional development and networking opportunities that can lead to career-long relationships.
Sample partner organizations include:
Corporate Counsel Women of Color Career Strategies Conference
Council of Urban Professionals
Diversity and Flexibility Alliance
Hispanic National Bar Association
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
National Bar Association
National LGBT Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association
“We focus on getting each new lawyer the tools they need, and the skills required to be good citizens of our firm. But it is also vitally important that they have access to networking opportunities in the legal industry as they advance in their careers.” Karol Kepchar, Partner, Intellectual Property and Inclusion Council Chair, Washington, D.C.