Central to our commitment to improving diversity is the firm’s recruiting effort. We aim not only to attract talented diverse attorneys to our offices across the country, but also to improve diversity within the legal profession.
Whenever a job opening occurs, we cast the widest possible net for prospective employees. We make our internal and external recruiters aware that we are looking for diverse candidate slates, and our affinity groups share open lateral positions within their networks. We also inform local and national affinity associations about open lateral positions. Lateral partner candidates are informed of our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
In addition, we participate in job fairs that attract diverse students. Here are specific examples of how we fulfill our mission:
- We meet candidates at the following events: Delaware State Bar Association Minority Job Fair, Lavender Law Job Fair, Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair and Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
- Sponsor first-year diversity fellowships as part of our summer associate program.
- Visit law schools and meet with law students across the country to talk about Diversity and Inclusion at Ballard Spahr