In 2017, A&K formed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (“DEI”) to increase and support diversity at A&K within the legal profession and in our community. Our DEI Committee’s first tasks, working with the firm’s Hiring Committee and Associate Development Committee, were to establish hiring practices to ensure we attract the best talent from a variety of backgrounds, and to develop workplace practices that help all lawyers and staff thrive. We revamped our hiring practices, including expanded geographic outreach and enhanced connections to law school and ethnic and racial affinity bar groups. We instituted regular, mandatory DEI trainings, including implicit bias, bystander awareness, and bias against women in the workplace. In addition to our formal DEI trainings with outside consultants, we regularly hold firm-wide DEI town halls to discuss topics related to racism, discrimination, inequality in the legal profession and in our community, and what we can do as a firm to drive change.
We know that we have work to do before our leadership reflects all of the work that we have put in to attract and retain diverse attorneys and staff, but we are committed to placing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the core of A&K’s work. We’re also determined to use our resources to expand opportunities and to diversify the legal profession. To that end, this year we launched the A&K Diversity Fund through which we are directly investing in the future of aspiring lawyers from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession. And, we know A&K cannot make the changes needed in the legal community by itself, so we support and have developed ongoing partnerships with the Women’s Workforce Council, 100% Talent Compact, Boston Lawyers’ Group, and the Hispanic National Bar Association, as well as a host of non-profit and pro bono organizations.
Anderson & Kreiger has awarded a total of $100,000 to law school and college students who have demonstrated financial need and also identify as members of racial or ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Through these awards, Anderson & Kreiger intends to support law students who lack the financial capital to focus exclusively
Application Period: Opens: Monday, January 24, 2022 Closes: Friday, April 1, 2022 Anderson & Kreiger LLP is pleased to announce that the application period for the Anderson & Kreiger Legal Diversity Fund stipends will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022. Anderson & Kreiger will award stipends to aspiring lawyers who demonstrate financial need and who identify as part
Application Period Opens Wednesday, May 5, 2021 and Closes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 The firm will award one $50,000 stipend to a current law school student and ten $5,000 stipends to college students with an interest in pursuing a legal career. The stipends are intended to help address the challenges faced by students who lack
Anderson & Kreiger is a proud sponsor of Centerforce’s Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership Virtual Summit in Boston, MA on May 5, 2021. Partner Carmen Ortiz’s panel, “No Longer a Man’s World: Getting a Seat at the Table,” will cover how women can position their current success and experience rather than waiting for when
Anderson & Kreiger LLP is pleased to announce the creation of the Anderson & Kreiger Legal Diversity Fund through which the firm will directly invest in the future success of aspiring lawyers from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. “Our partnership is committed to leveraging its financial resources to provide law students the ability to focus