GJTBS offers its clients a team of professionals that reflect both our commitment and our clients’ commitment to diversity. Diversity enhances the quality of our legal services just like it enhances our clients’ businesses. Our goal is to attract and develop the most talented and motivated professionals while insuring fairness, respect and opportunity for advancement regardless of race, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or other protected status.
Our Firm’s Commitment to Diversity is Reflected in
Our Member's Civic, Legal, and Industry Leadership.
GJTBS commits to the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Diversity Pledge
GJTBS is proud to support the LSBA’s Diversity Statement of Principles and make the following commitment:
Those signing this Statement of Principles hereby commit themselves to foster diversity in the legal profession. The LSBA recognizes that diversity is an inclusive concept that encompasses race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability and other aspects of diversity.
We believe that with greater diversity, we can be more creative, effective and bring more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents and interest to the practice of law and the administration of justice. We further believe that a diverse group of talented legal professionals is critically important to the success of every law firm, corporate or government legal department, law school and public service organization and every other organization that includes attorneys.
We recognize that to fully and equitably pursue justice, our profession must reflect the full spectrum of our communities. To this end, we pledge to make our best efforts to increase the diversity in our hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys and the elevation of attorneys to leadership positions within our respective organizations. We believe that all members of the bar should participate equally and fully in our profession. Ultimately, we believe that diversity, in the legal profession is good for the profession, good for business, good for our communities and critical for enhancing the public’s confidence in the judicial system.
We recognize that achieving diversity within our organizations and creating inclusive environments are evolutionary processes that require a continued effort and commitment on our part. We pledge to promote and participate in appropriate diversity awareness training programs. We further agree to participate in programs to measure our progress in the pursuit of these stated principles.
GJTBS sponsors 21st Annual Minority Job Fair
GJTBS was happy to serve as a Gold Level sponsor of the 21st Annual Minority Job Fair, hosted by the Louisiana State Bar Association. Our Directors and Associates who attended were pleased to see a fantastic number of talented law students take advantage of this year’s event. We believe that our leadership in such endeavors forms an essential part of our commitment to diversity in the legal profession.