Diversity

Diversity

Mitchell Williams is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse work force through the recruitment, retention and advancement of talented and motivated women and men from all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds.

We believe that diversity strengthens our firm and promotes an atmosphere of unity and inclusion, which allows us to retain first-rate lawyers and provide better service to our clients in today’s dynamic regional, national and global economies.

Over one-third of Mitchell Williams lawyers are women, and women serve on the firm’s Board of Directors and in leadership and senior management positions throughout our firm.

We bring focus and action to our diversity commitment through implementation of the firm’s Diversity Action Plan, which is guided by the firm’s Diversity Council.

Consisting of men and women of different backgrounds, the Council is dedicated to developing and implementing strategies, programs and events to reinforce our commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout the firm. The Council also collaborates closely with our Recruiting Committee in the active pursuit of diverse candidates for law clerk, associate, of counsel and member positions.

Mitchell Williams’ commitment to diversity is embodied in various firm initiatives:

  • Flexible work/life programs help attorneys balance family life with professional commitments. We encourage attorneys to arrange their schedules in ways to better accommodate their life choices.

  • Our mentoring program encourages younger attorneys to communicate their ideas to the firm’s management and promotes work assignments and opportunities which develop the skills and client relationships necessary for advancement within our firm.

  • We encourage and promote involvement in pro bono and community outreach initiatives. Our attorneys are members of and serve on the boards of a variety of organizations committed to improving the communities in which we live and work. Younger attorneys are expected to serve actively in and take leadership roles in community organizations in order to advance in our firm.

Our attorneys are leaders and active participants in bar associations and other programs and organizations that promote diversity in the legal profession and in the community.

The firm also supports financially, and through the participation of our lawyers, many local and national diversity initiatives.