Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.
The firm makes a very clear concerted effort to attract and retain people from diverse cultures with diverse life experiences. Within the firm there are multiple sub committees to promote visibility and ensure that the needs of each minority group are being met. The gender diversity in the firm is apparent through all levels, and particularly at the partner level.
There is a great initiative in the firm to promote and celebrate diversity. There is a dedicated team within the firm who ensures we are meeting our goals and standards in this area.
What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?
Grads are recruited from all universities around the country, not just the sandstones.