Diversity

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Promotion and Advancement: Supporting Diversity and Inclusion
RECRUITING DIVERSE TALENT IS JUST THE START. DORSEY HAS PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT DIVERSE LAWYERS, PROMOTE THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOSTER INCLUSION.

Affinity Groups
Dorsey offers affinity groups for LGBTQ individuals and allies, minority lawyers and women lawyers. These groups meet regularly and provide an internal support network, in addition to hosting social events for Dorsey and client personnel throughout the year.                                                                

Benefits and Policies
Dorsey is an equal opportunity employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package to attorneys, including domestic partner benefits (including a “gross up” to account for tax differences), eight weeks of paid parental leave, an adoption assistance program, and back-up emergency child care. The Firm recognizes that attorneys may have life circumstances that create a need or desire for flexible work arrangements.  We offer three types of arrangements:

  • reduced hours expectation,
  • flexible full-time, and
  • telecommuting. 

Dorsey Ahead Together
Dorsey offers regular classes, programs, and events on diversity and inclusion topics as part of the Dorsey Ahead Together initiative.  These sessions are focused on appreciating the diversity of our workforce and creating a more inclusive workplace.

Mentoring
Dorsey created a Diversity Advisor program for LGBTQ and minority associates, as well as senior-level women associates. These Diversity Advisors are mentors from another practice area who provide additional support and guidance to diverse associates as they advance in their careers at Dorsey.  

Participation in External Diversity Organizations
Dorsey encourages its diverse attorneys to participate in outside national and local diversity organizations and affinity bar groups by sponsoring memberships in these organizations.  Additionally, many Dorsey attorneys and staff serve in leadership roles or are otherwise actively involved in various diversity organizations.