Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Jennings Strouss continues to promote diversity by recruiting and retaining highly qualified individuals who represent diversity of opinion, personal experience and demographics. Our goal is to maintain and nurture this diversity in an environment that fosters excellence, achievement, and advancement of all qualified individuals regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, or position with the firm.

We retain excellent lawyers through regularly evaluating our recruiting focus, techniques, and strategies. Our recruiting committee continues to target lateral candidates and students with diverse backgrounds and interests from law schools around the country, including those with significant minority enrollments. The committee also is working on an outreach campaign to minority student organizations at various law schools around the country. Other demonstrations of our commitment to diversity are our continuing sponsorship of a law student in the annual Minority Writing Internship Program in coordination with the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, the blueprint of which was created by our firm many years ago, the firm's support of the Black Board of Director's Project and our continuing sponsorship of the Minority Bar Convention and NBA Diversity Pipeline Program.

Our deep commitment to diversity is based on a solid belief that a multifaceted work environment can make us a better, smarter, and stronger law firm that has a positive influence in our communities.

Jennings Strouss Core Values

We are a diverse team that strives to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients by our commitment to these Core Values:

  • Respect
    We show respect for each other and value diversity and inclusion both in the workplace and in dealing with others with whom we work.
  • Communication
    We are committed to open and meaningful communication with each other and our clients.
  • Diversity
    We have an unwavering commitment to diversity and to providing a professional environment that offers equal and nondiscriminatory access and opportunity to all employees.
  • Balance
    We understand the importance of a healthy, balanced life and strive to help all employees achieve a healthy work-life balance.
  • Recognition
    We encourage a workplace where each employee seeks on a daily basis to contribute to the success of the firm as a whole and is recognized for his or her contributions.
  • Integrity and Excellence
    We are committed to excellence in the practice of law, and in so doing promote and adhere to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
  • Public Service
    We have a strong commitment to our community and public service including pro bono work.

Diversity Action Committee

Member Joel Greene serves as the firm's Chief Diversity/Retention Officer. Instrumental in the development and implementation of the firm's Core Values, he is dedicated to working with the Diversity Action Committee to reinforce those values in an environment that fosters excellence, achievement, and advancement of all.

Representing a cross section of the firm's employees, each Committee member works to ensure that the Jennings Strouss diversity initiatives are continually updated and carried out as the firm adapts to the changing realities of the modern workplace. The Diversity Action Committee continues to formulate implementation guidelines and initiatives for the firm's Core Values. Each member views him or herself as a catalyst for change, where needed, to promote diversity and an enhanced sense of community within the firm.