Diversity at Cairncross & Hempelmann
Cairncross & Hempelmann is committed to a firm culture of diversity that reflects the many communities in which we belong and practice. We strive to enable and encourage everyone in our firm to draw upon their unique experiences and backgrounds to help us thrive and deliver excellence to our clients.
We foster diversity at every level within our firm in a variety of ways. We seek diverse employees when hiring for staff and attorney positions. Each summer we offer a Diversity Fellowship with a $7,500 stipend for one second-year law student. We have been fortunate to have many of our previous Fellows join us as full-time attorneys.
We support our diverse attorneys by paying their minority bar association dues. We also support local minority bar associations through attending and sponsoring key fundraising events. We believe these organizations offer an important resource to all attorneys in our community, and we are honored to support them. In addition, we provide administrative support and firm resources for our attorneys who commit to leadership positions within minority bar associations.
Additionally, we make a concerted effort to tackle topics of diversity internally. With the help of our Diversity Team, we host a variety of all-firm diversity events, including cultural performances, small group discussions on a range of topics, and informative brown bag luncheons to address diversity-related topics.
If you would like to learn more about our diversity efforts, please contact Ann M. Hanni.