Greenspoon Marder is committed to increasing diversity in our firm based on the belief that it serves to enhance and complement our existing core strengths and values and further enhances our services to our clients. Our differences make us more unified and more resilient as a firm and more adaptable to and understanding of the varying needs of our customers and partners.
Our firm supports a robust policy of equal employment opportunity, a plan that includes goals for diversity enhancement, and an aggressive anti-harassment policy. Greenspoon Marder endeavors to sustain a family focused and interconnected working environment, positive work/life balance, supports regular community outreach and also promotes diversity through partnerships with clients and other business and legal organizations.
The firm’s Diversity Committee ensures the continued development of programs and policies that maintain and support a diverse workforce including LGBT Initiatives. Also, as part of our firm’s diversity initiative, Greenspoon Marder consistently reviews and adjusts its methods of outreach to ensure it attracts a diverse pool of legal and professional talent, which includes its outreach to law schools and prominence in publications that attract a diverse audience. In addition, Greenspoon Marder requires diversity training for all attorneys and staff, through the firm’s Diversity Awareness Training and Mentoring program. Our Diversity Initiative is overseen by Evett Simmons, firm shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer, and a committee of firm shareholders and managers.
As part of our steadfast commitment to diversity and the communities in which we live and operate, our firm founded the Greenspoon Marder Law Scholar annual scholarship program which provides financial assistance and the opportunity for a law clerk internship at the firm to deserving minority law students. The firm also sponsors annually the National Bar Association Crump Law Camp for minority high school students and the Evett L. Simmons Mock Trial Competition held during the National Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. The top competitors win a variety of awards and prizes.