Our firm has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion and believe that our people are our most valuable resource. As such, we accept every individual regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, socioeconomic status, gender identity, physical condition, sexual orientation, or other protected class or characteristic. As a diverse organization we recognize that each person brings their unique beliefs, values, and ideas that ultimately create an innovative workforce and more competitive firm. We seek to establish an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and fairness, where each person can contribute his or her full potential. We are committed to fostering diversity not only because it is the right thing to do, but because sustaining a culture of inclusion aids our firm in attracting and retaining the best talent, and is integral to delivering the best possible service to our clients.
Vision: To be a workplace where our people feel valued and included. A workplace where our people are open to sharing their beliefs and values and receptive to learning and growing from exploring the background and experiences of their peers. A workplace where diverse ideas are generated to create positive change in our firm and innovative solutions for our clients.
Mission: To create an inclusive environment where each individual can be their “true” self and work together with their practice group or department to create original ideas that place the firm in the forefront as a leader in the legal field.
Strategic Objectives. We believe in being on the cutting edge of everything that we do and to continue to guide our path towards that goal, we have focused our diversity and inclusion efforts on three distinct, yet intertwined objectives:
Recruit, Retain, Advance – Integrate recruitment, retention and advancement into our firm's overall objectives, through continuing to create partnerships within the community, developing an environment that is truly supportive of change and fosters good working relationships and creating an achievable pathway to advancement within the firm.
Aided by the advocacy and diligence of FordHarrison's Diversity Executive Council and Diversity Advisory Board, our firm strives to meet these goals and recognizes the beneficial impact a successful diversity and inclusion program will have on firm morale, productivity, strategies and success.