HCMP's commitment to a team effort on behalf of our clients goes hand-in-hand with our belief in the value of diversity. A successful team requires people with many different skills and insights. When we unite our unique talents and work together on behalf of our clients, we achieve great things.
Who do we want on our team? Not only people of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, sexual orientations, and cultures, but also people of diverse ideas, abilities, styles, backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs.
We are not yet as diverse as we want to be. We're working on it, and we're making progress. Our Diversity Fellowship for first-year law students has been a success; we've reevaluated the law schools we recruit from to increase our prospects for hiring diverse candidates; we made diversity the focus of our annual attorneys' weekend retreat; we've established a Diversity Committee to foster diversity among our attorneys and staff; and we're striving to ensure that through training and mentorship every person we hire succeeds and stays.