At the Pierce Atwood law firm, we value and respect the differences among all people, believe that our differences enhance our results, and 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 law firm every day. The ideals of diversity are integrated into our law firm's long-established guiding principles of creating a welcoming, caring, and enjoyable place for our attorneys and staff to work.
In 2006 Pierce Atwood formed a Diversity & Inclusion Committee to develop a strategic diversity planning process. Composed of lawyers and staff, and reporting directly to the firm management, the committee is dedicated to developing and implementing a variety of initiatives to diversify the firm’s workforce. With the assistance of an independent diversity consultant, the firm pinpointed its most challenging issues and developed the first Pierce Atwood Diversity Plan. The goals of that plan, which we continue to pursue, are:
- Provide and foster firmwide support for diversity initiatives;
- Provide ongoing diversity education to all firm members;
- Enhance the firm’s mentoring program.
In our firm and in our communities, we pursue diversity ideals in numerous ways.