"DE+I: Winter 2023 Newsletter"
Happy New Year! Welcome to the latest edition of the DE+I quarterly newsletter and year-end review. Reflection and planning are common processes that many undertake at the beginning of a new year.
We are extremely pleased by the level of activity we had at Robinson+Cole this past year. We hosted numerous internal programs including educational town halls, book clubs, awards ceremonies, coffee talks, socials, and trainings. In the community, we participated in affinity bar activities, speaking engagements, networking receptions, conferences, and community and charitable events. These activities allowed us to learn, share, and reflect on where we may expand our efforts to promote inclusion and belonging.
In addition, our DE+I Committee spent considerable time updating and enhancing the Robinson+Cole Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Plan (the “Plan”), first adopted in 2007 and last amended in 2020. The updated plan continues to build upon our commitment to having a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of Robinson+Cole across race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality, neurodiversity, religion, abilities, and many other backgrounds and experiences.
In 2023, our employees voted Robinson+Cole a Best Places to Work Law Firm, a Best Places to Work in Connecticut, an Inclusive Workplace, and a Vault Top Ranked firm. Our programs, policies, and processes helped us garner increased rankings in the Am Law Diversity Scorecard, Bloomberg Law’s DEI Framework, and Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule Certified Plus status.
While there is still so much to do, we are encouraged, thankful, and excited for what the new year will bring. We hope you enjoy this edition of the 2023 Winter Year in Review Newsletter.
- Ed & Virginia
|Edward J. Heath
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, + Belonging
Virginia E. McGarrity