In an effort to reach a diverse population of candidates, we participate in diversity job fairs, target certain publications and social networks, and partner with numerous bar associations.
Through our sponsorship of the McKusick Diversity Fellowship at the University of Maine School of Law, McKusick Fellows have an opportunity for a paid internship at Pierce Atwood.
We are pleased to participate in the Boston Bar Association's Diversity & Inclusion Summer Fellowship Program, sponsoring a Fellowship position in our Boston office in 2020 and 2021.
We also believe that to recruit and retain new associates, we must demonstrate our commitment to diversity by providing diverse role models who can initiate and maintain rich, fulfilling mentorship relationships.
Our staff recruitment efforts also include participating in community organizations such as the Diversity Hiring Coalition of Maine and the Maine Catholic Charities Refugee Program.
In 2017, our Diversity & Inclusion Committee worked with internal stakeholders responsible for recruitment and hiring, along with internal subject matter experts within our employment and HR departments, to review our recruiting/interviewing and hiring processes to determine any areas for improvement.