Commitment to Diversity
At Niles Barton, we understand and appreciate the differences in our workforce and utilize those differences to enhance our ability as legal professionals to communicate and solve problems unique to our clients. Diversity, as we define it, encompasses all persons regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, as well as educational or professional backgrounds.
We engage in outreach to ensure that we portray the legal profession in a manner appealing to all persons. We also take initiatives to hire, retain and promote individuals of all backgrounds.
Our Hiring Committee actively engages with a diverse pool of applicants, including individuals of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, as well as gender identity and sexual orientation. The members of the Hiring Committee actively seek to diversify our applicant pool through recruiting fairs.
Our Women’s Committee. At Niles Barton, we understand that there are issues unique to women in the workplace, whether those issues involve our attorneys or our clients. As a part of the Firm’s commitment to diversity, we have established a Women’s Committee that endeavors to provide female attorneys with the skill to become successful attorneys through mentoring, training and continuing legal education geared toward women in law. Externally, our Women’s Committee focuses its efforts on educational and networking events that advance opportunities for women in the workforce.
Our minority attorneys are encouraged to pursue positions of leadership inside and outside of the Firm. The Firm’s Hiring Committee includes both minority and female attorneys.
Our policies, including leave and part-time employment, encourage legal professionals to make the best decisions for themselves and their families and are designed to promote retention.
All applicants for employment and all employees are treated in all respects on the basis of their merit and qualifications, and without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.