Being diverse and inclusive goes beyond doing the right thing
At Proskauer, we sustain a work environment and culture that embrace our core values of teamwork, respect, professional integrity and diversity. We understand that a diverse workforce enables the Firm to offer the highest quality of service to our clients by affording them the benefits of different and unique perspectives and approaches to legal issues.
Proskauer’s diverse lawyer network strengthens our commitment to diversity through a dynamic combination of talent recruitment, professional development and community engagement. And our flagship talent development programs – the Mentoring Circle Program, the Women’s Sponsorship Program and the Silver Scholar Program – are innovative approaches to expanding opportunities and cultivating emerging leaders.
- The Mentoring Circle Program aims to enhance the integration and development of junior level diverse associates with one-on-one support from designated partner mentors. It amplifies the core benefits of individual mentoring — coaching, counseling and networking — by creating circles (i.e., teams) of mentor-mentee pairs, with each circle encompassing four or five mentees and their mentors.
- Our Women’s Sponsorship Program (one of many women’s initiatives at the Firm) aims to retain our talented mid- and senior-level women lawyers by taking an active interest in their careers and providing them with the tools and support with which to assume leadership roles in the future.
- Our Silver Scholar Program — the Firm’s signature pipeline initiative – is designed to increase diversity within Proskauer and the broader legal profession. It provides a cash award of up to $30,000 and a Proskauer summer associate position to first- and second-year law students who combine outstanding academic achievement with demonstrated leadership abilities and active community involvement. The initiative is named after Edward Silver, the first elected Chairman of Proskauer and a premier labor lawyer of his time. The program reflects and is an outgrowth of Ed’s lifelong commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.
Proskauer is also a proud underwriting sponsor of the Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database: