SmithBush is committed to diversity as an integral part of its professional hiring and development program, as well as its community in general. Recruiting, retaining and promoting outstanding professionals from diverse backgrounds, with different experiences and perspectives, enables the firm to provide its clients with the highest level of representation and best serves the people within our organization. The firm's commitment to diversity has been recognized by its continued relationships with clients that focus on diversity and by objective criteria addressing the hiring and retention of diverse staff.
The firm's Diversity Initiative leads our efforts to develop and implement programs and policies designed to increase and enhance diversity throughout the firm through recruiting, retention, and advancement. It also targets external initiatives to promote the same goals throughout the broader community. The firm’s contribution policy and “giving guidelines” are heavily-weighted toward those programs and charities that support the career development of targeted populations, train leaders in academic, legal, and social policy consistent with these objectives, sponsor awards and recognitions that reinforce behaviors and practices that are supportive of diverse communities, and foster work that includes research and technical assistance that lead to regional and local strategies that support workplace and community diversity and inclusion.