Diversity: Best Best & Krieger LLP

 



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Diversity at Best Best & Krieger LLP


Best Best & Krieger LLP's culture is one that respects differences and recognizes unique perspectives. BB&K is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and promoting attorneys and staff of diverse backgrounds. Doing so makes good sense for our firm and our clients.

Within our firm, this means working in a diverse environment that reflects the communities, organizations, businesses and individuals we represent. This fosters respect and collaboration.

The value of diversity for our clients comes from the melding of differing experiences, cultures, talents, viewpoints, and styles to drive creative and innovative solutions. Our diversity allows us to leverage different perspectives to approach complex legal issues in a way that provides the best outcome to our clients.

BB&K's attorneys and staff represent a wide range of personal experiences, countries of origin, ages, religions, and gender. In May of 2007, American Lawyer's Minority Law Journal ranked BB&K 27th on their "Diversity Scorecard" among 255 of the largest and highest-grossing law firms nationwide - up from 30th in 2006.

Recruitment

One of the firm's ongoing recruitment goals is to increase the diversity of our attorneys and staff. We have a diverse recruitment committee and staff that actively look for opportunities to attract individuals with a wide range of backgrounds to our firm at the summer clerk, entry-level and lateral hire levels.

Professional Development

We provide professional development and mentoring programs with sensitivity to the diverse needs of all participants. In fact, diversity training is an integral part of our professional development program. We also support our attorneys and the professional organizations they participate in. In 2006, BB&K supported the following diversity-minded organizations:

  • Asian Business Association, San Diego
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
  • Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association
  • Inland Empire Women's Transportation Seminar
  • Jewish Federation
  • Mexican-American Bar Association
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • Orange County Business Journal, Women in Business Award Lunch
  • San Bernardino Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento

Promotion

BB&K fosters a culture where opportunities for success are available to everyone. To this point, the majority of our partners joined the firm right out of law school and successfully developed their careers within BB&K. Associates have a voice at BB&K, allowing them to actively contribute to firm administration and decision-making. Annual assessments allow us to chart a path for continuous improvement in diversity.