At Pierce Atwood, we value and respect the differences among all people and believe that our differences enhance our results, while enriching our community and ourselves. We are committed to creating and supporting a diverse, inclusive workplace that is respectful of all people. To continue our long history of growth and success, we recognize that only a diverse and inclusive workplace can provide the best ideas, the best resources and the best people to serve our clients.
We believe that diversity means celebrating the differences among individuals. We value the unique characteristics, thoughts and experiences that are shared at our firm every day. The ideals of diversity are integrated into the law firm's long-established guiding principles of creating a welcoming, caring, and enjoyable place to work.
In December 2012, Dr. Samuel R. Sommers of the Tufts University Department of Psychology gave a presentation at Pierce Atwood on “Studying What No One Wants to Talk About: the Science of Bias and Diversity” to more than 100 clients and attorneys. The event provided an opportunity for Maine attorneys to satisfy the professionalism education component of Maine’s Continuing Legal Education, which was recently expanded to included training regarding diversity awareness in the legal profession.
A sample of the themes that Professor Sommers discussed included: