partnering with clients and the community
Diversity and inclusion reaches outside the walls of Ballard Spahr. One way this occurs is through our partnerships with clients. We work jointly with many of our clients to support diversity and inclusion in the firm and in the profession. Examples include informal networking through affinity groups, advising each other and sharing best practices, and working together to create diverse teams.
We also support organizations that advance diversity and inclusion and as we build the pipeline of those interested in a career in law. Whether it is lawyers and staff reading with 2nd graders as part of the Philadelphia Reads program, our groundbreaking sponsorship of Constitution High School for American Studies, our participation in diversity fellowship programs, or our financial and mentoring support for diverse law students, we are contributing to a pipeline of students introduced to the legal profession.
In addition, our attorneys are participants, speakers, and leaders in affinity bar associations across the country. Our newsletter, Spectrum, keeps clients, friends, and internal lawyers abreast of our efforts in diversity and inclusion.