Best & Flanagan is committed to building and retaining a diverse group of attorneys and staff that mirrors the diversity of the communities in which we live and practice. Our commitment grows out of our strong belief that diversity improves the quality of the legal services we deliver to our clients and enhances the culture of our firm.
We understand that diversity is an important element of delivering excellence to our clients. We believe that a wide range of perspectives and an understanding of the cultural nuances of our community heighten our ability to strategically address our clients’ complex individual and business needs. We strive to ensure that our approach to hiring and retention reflects this belief.
We also acknowledge the importance of diversity to the professional success of our attorneys. We believe that we are all better lawyers when we have a diverse group of colleagues with different backgrounds, talents, viewpoints and life experiences. We strive to create an environment where lawyers of varied personal backgrounds can thrive as leaders in our firm and in the legal community. Women and minorities serve in key leadership positions in the firm, including as practice chairs and on our executive committee.
Finally, we understand that achieving our diversity goals requires commitment and purposeful work. The firm’s diversity committee reviews our hiring and retention efforts and works to maintain a culture that supports lawyers of all backgrounds.