Diversity in Recruiting


The firm’s unique culture – which encourages teamwork and discourages internal competition – provides institutional support for our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. We understand that a team of individuals with diverse backgrounds, outlooks and interests enhances our ability to solve the complex legal problems that our clients face. Robinson Bradshaw is committed to recruiting and retaining people of diverse backgrounds, outlooks and interests who share a commitment to our core ideals of professionalism, excellence and teamwork. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee focuses the firm’s efforts on maintaining an environment that embraces individual differences and promotes the personal inclusion of all lawyers and staff.

Among our many diversity activities, Robinson Bradshaw was one of 14 initial law firm signatories to the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Call to Action Diversity Initiative, and firm attorney Robert E. Harrington served as a founding co-chair of the bar’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. We have also been actively involved with the Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship program since its inception. This program recruits first-year law students interested in the Charlotte area for paid summer positions, during which the students split their time between law firms and area corporate legal departments. The Clerkship program is a very successful joint effort between law firms, legal departments and the Mecklenburg County Bar.

Our firm established the Robinson Bradshaw Diversity and Opportunity Fellowship to promote diversity within our firm and the legal community. This fellowship furthers the firm’s commitment to recruit and promote talented individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. The program offers up to $25,000 in scholarship funds, a paid clerkship in our summer program and the opportunity to participate in an enrichment experience of the fellow’s choosing.

Robinson Bradshaw is also a proud member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a network of leaders from corporations and law firms committed to building a more open and diverse legal profession. Through the 1L LCLD Scholar program, first-year law students are given the opportunity to work with an LCLD member organization. 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Robinson Bradshaw recruits, hires and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.

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