Diversity and InclusionPDF
At Robinson Bradshaw, we are committed to fostering a welcoming culture that values all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, creed, disability or sexual orientation. Our efforts take many shapes, including enhancing recruitment and retention practices, implementing internal structures and practices to support all of our employees, and championing community initiatives that promote diversity-related causes.
A number of diverse and women attorneys hold leadership roles within Robinson Bradshaw, including as members of our board of directors, general counsel, practice group leaders and firm committee chairs. Our Recruiting and Diversity & Inclusion committees actively work together to improve the diversity of our pool of candidates and to ensure attorneys receive continual support and encouragement once they join the firm. This includes affinity groups to provide support, mentoring and relationship-building for female attorneys and lawyers of color. The firm also recognizes the importance of continual engagement on diversity and inclusion, which is advanced by regular outside programming and firmwide conversations.
In addition to internal efforts, Robinson Bradshaw is committed to promoting diversity in our legal communities. We work alongside the Mecklenburg County Bar and other law firms to increase bar diversity in many ways, including by our support of the bar's Diversity & Inclusion Committee at the highest level and as one of the original signatories of its 2004 Call to Action. Additionally, we have participated in the Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship program since 2006. The program attracts top first-year law students with diverse backgrounds to Charlotte through corporate and law firm summer internships, including at Robinson Bradshaw. The firm is also proud to be a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization of more than 250 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are committed to building a truly diverse legal profession. Through this membership, our diverse attorneys have access to networking opportunities and development programs with peers across the country.
Our practice stretches across the globe, and we believe our firm should reflect the diverse world we serve. Our clients receive the best results when different voices and perspectives are at the table together. We recognize there is room for growth, and we remain committed to our pursuit of a diverse, inclusive firm.