Diversity: Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP


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Diversity at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity

EEO Policy:
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder is committed to equal employment opportunity in the workplace. Individuals are recruited, hired, and promoted for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, genetic information, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or ancestry. We will provide a work place environment that is free of discrimination, prejudice and bias.

Commitment to Diversity:
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder believes that diversity is important to our success as a law firm as well as our individual and professional growth. A diverse and dynamic work force strengthens our firm by helping us attract individuals with exceptional talents and abilities, resulting in the delivery of the highest quality services to our clients. Our firm supports the recruitment and advancement of individuals of diverse backgrounds who represent the make-up of the broad communities which we serve and in which we live. We actively promote diversity both through our recruiting activities and our emphasis on acceptance of diversity in the workplace. To further these goals, the firm has an active Diversity Committee. Chaired by a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, the Diversity Committee is composed of lawyers and non-lawyers who are dedicated to improving the Firm's workforce through diversity initiatives.

Charge to the Diversity Committee:
The Diversity Committee is charged with the responsibility of cultivating a positive work environment in which individuals of diverse backgrounds are provided opportunities for growth and advancement.

Goals and Responsibilities of the Diversity Committee:

  • Facilitate a firm-wide understanding of Firm policy as it pertains to diversity
  • Recommend educational programs pertaining to diversity issues to educate lawyers and staff
  • Recommend strategies to recruit and retain lawyers and staff of diverse backgrounds
  • Recommend operational, cultural and firm policy changes that will foster a positive and diverse work environment
  • Participate in community activities relating to workplace and law firm diversity
  • Submit an annual report, with recommendations for enhancements to our diversity initiatives, to the Executive Committee

 Boston Lawyers Group
The firm is a member of the Boston Lawyers Group, (BLG) (http://www.bostonlawyersgroup.org). BLG is a consortium of local law firms, corporate law departments and governmental legal services organizations dedicated to making the legal community in Boston a reflection of the city itself. Hinckley, Allen & Snyder proudly supports BLG’s efforts in encouraging its members to recruit, develop, advance and retain attorneys of color.

Programs for Students
The Firm supports the improvement of diversity in the legal community and beyond. Within our formal Summer Associate Program, the Firm actively recruits talented law students of color.

Other related programs include:
The firm was the host of the first Boston Lawyers Group seminar for law students of color in Providence, RI, on March 30, 2005, including several interactive sessions led by leaders of BLG law firms in Rhode Island.

The Firm also participates in the BLG Summer Internship program, offering a summer experience for promising undergraduates from diverse backgrounds interested in exploring the legal field.

Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture Series, Roger Williams University Ralph R.Papitto School of Law
The Firm is the sponsor of the annual Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture Series at Roger Williams University Ralph R. Papitto School of Law. The most recent lecture in the series was held on April 6, 2006 and featured Regina Austin, William A. Schnader Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Dr. Austin's lecture entitled "Documenting Injustices:  Katrina, Class, and Visual Legal Advocacy focused on race and class in the wake of hurricane Katrina.

Prior lectures featured David B. Wilkins marking the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.