Diversity in Recruiting

Chadbourne’s steps to recruit and hire attorneys from traditionally underrepresented groups include:

  • Participating in the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers’ Fellowship Program since its inception in 1991. The Fellowship Program is a highly competitive program that places first-year law students from historically underrepresented populations in the field of law (including minorities and those of disadvantaged economic status) from the 11 New York City law schools with law firms and corporate departments. Each summer, Chadbourne has a law student from the program as a summer associate. 
  • Participating in job fairs such as the American Bar Association's CLEO Job Fair, Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Minority Lateral Job Fair, Harvard’s BLSA Job Fair, the Lavender Law Career Fair, the LeGaL Job Fair, Northeast Black Law Students’ Association (NEBLSA) Job Fair and the Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Job Fair. 
  • Our outreach efforts to law school members of LGBT, students of color and women’s organizations include participation in panels and programs, hosting events and receptions, and sponsoring programming and scholarships. 
  • In keeping with the Firm's efforts to sustain a fair, inclusive, non-judgmental and respectful working environment, the Firm has expanded the provisions of its non-discrimination policy to include "gender identity or expression" in the description of protected categories. Our non-discrimination policy is now defined to "All applicants for employment and employees are considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin or citizenship status, qualified disability, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital, veteran or any other legally protected status."