Diversity

Introduction

We pride ourselves as being different from most other law firms in a variety of ways. One of them is Lowenbaum Law’s non-competitive culture of inclusiveness within the firm, founded in the character of those we select as lawyers and staff and in fundamental principles of fairness and cooperation with an emphasis on the success of the firm as a whole.

We are committed to creating a work environment that values each individual’s contributions to our firm and our community of clients, vendors and colleagues as a whole. We recognize that we must work together every day to respect the different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of people at the firm and to support each other so that we all have the ability to develop to our full potential. These values are the foundation of our firm and strengthen our ability to work together as a team so that we can provide our clients with the best legal services available. To continue to flourish, our firm strives to recruit and develop the finest talent from all backgrounds and beliefs.

Mission Statement

Lowenbaum Law is a team composed of a diverse group of individuals.  Our firm is committed to fostering diversity in a positive and supportive work environment. We firmly believe that a diverse group of lawyers, including differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religion, increases the value of our law firm, strengthens our firm’s ability to attract talented individuals, and enhances our ability to retain and serve our clients. Our commitment to cultivate and maintain a diverse workforce remains at the core of our recruiting, retention and promotion efforts as we strive to maintain a firm culture that taps into the potential of every team member.  The firm’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion seeks to facilitate the firm’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, and to attract, retain, and promote outstanding lawyers and administrative staff from all backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities.

Our Committee will accomplish these tasks in the following ways:

  • Consult with team members and review outside sources on issues of diversity and inclusion;
  • Foster regular and clear communication within the firm regarding issues of diversity and inclusion;
  • Provide regular training on issues relating to diversity and inclusion;
  • Support an anonymous method of reporting issues of diversity and inclusion;
  • Encourage the dedication of manpower and resources to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including through the firm’s recruitment efforts; and
  • Periodically assess the success and need for improvement in the firm’s efforts toward greater diversity and inclusion.

In this way, the Committee hopes to enhance and improve the experience of all team members, and encourage and recognize their contributions and successes, in an inclusive, cohesive, and collegial environment.

Our ongoing commitment has led to great accomplishments including:

  • A high percentage of women lawyers and women lawyers in leadership positions.
  • Flexible and team-oriented leave policies and work schedules designed for maximum flexibility to support success.
  • Supportive work environment where coworkers focus on supporting the success of each individual to ensure the success of our team.
  • Individual representation of ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, gender, sexual orientation diversity.
  • Significant charitable commitment to organizations dedicated to supporting minority and disadvantaged populations.
  • Firm backing of individual charitable commitment to organizations dedicated to supporting minority and disadvantaged populations.

Diversity Goals/Pledges to Expand

  • Foster commitment to diversity and inclusion as a shared community responsibility through collaboration and partnerships.
  • Advance the understanding of diversity as a critical component of Lowenbaum Law excellence.
  • Maximize the ability to hire, retain, develop, and promote a qualified workforce.