Diversity and Inclusion
Here is an overview of some of our recent community programs aimed at assisting individuals and organizations serving traditionally underserved populations:
- Our Parsippany attorneys launched a pilot program at St. Vincent Academy in Newark, New Jersey. Saint Vincent Academy is a college preparatory school for young women of richly diverse and often politically, socially and economically underrepresented cultures. One hundred percent of the students of the over 300 students at the school are persons of color, and all or nearly all of the students continue on to attend college. The program's goal is to increase the number of minorities and women entering the legal profession.
- All offices annually participate in the Susan G. Koman walk in order to raise money to fight breast cancer.
- Day Pitney attorneys have contributed funding, time and pro bono legal services to the Urban League of Greater Hartford, in furtherance of the League's efforts to "promote the self-empowerment of individuals in the CT Capital Region to achieve educational, occupational and economic equality for themselves and their families."
- As a founding member of the New Jersey Law Firm Group (NJLFG), the Connecticut-based Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity (LCD), and the Boston Lawyers Group (BLG), Day Pitney actively supports each organization's common mission of increasing diversity in the legal profession. Each year, Day Pitney attorneys volunteer to serve as mentors to minority law students through programs coordinated by these three organizations. The firm also hosts several roundtable discussions on various topics relevant to diversity for these organizations in New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts and participates in BLG and NJLFG job fairs.
In addition to the programs listed above, the firm's Summer Associates are also invited to organize community service efforts. The Summer Associates in each office traditionally choose a community service outreach program meaningful to them and dedicate their time to the community at-large.
In large part due to efforts such as these Day Pitney continues to make great strides in supporting diversity initiatives in our neighborhoods.