Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Our most important role as a law firm is to serve our clients' interests to the best of our abilities. Our abilities are at their best when we have a strong and diverse foundation that allows us to draw upon a variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This is our commitment to the profession. This is our promise to our clients.
The Stoel Rives Diversity and Inclusion Committee is entrusted with developing and implementing strategies and tools to achieve the firm's diversity and inclusion goals. The committee creates and actively monitors the success of initiatives to attract, develop and retain a diverse group of attorneys and staff. It also implements inclusion programs within the firm and supports diversity-related efforts by other departments and committees, such as our Recruiting Department and our Coaching and Mentoring Committee. Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee identifies, budgets for and allocates the resources necessary to foster inclusion within the firm and to support diversity within our communities.
In addition, the committee communicates these diversity goals and initiatives, both internally and externally. Diversity and Inclusion Committee members serve as liaisons between attorneys and firm leadership on issues relating to diversity and as the firm's liaison to various organizations that represent diverse attorneys and students.
Stoel Rives' Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee oversees implementation of our long-term diversity initiatives and coordinates with other committees and departments. The Chair also facilitates committee meetings, establishing the committee's goals and guiding efforts to meet those goals.
Ex Officio Committee Members