|Diversity Chair Prefix||Co-Chairs|
|Diversity Chair First Name||Ms. Gail Lione|
|Diversity Chair Last Name||Mr. Thurbert Baker|
Diversity Contact Information
|Diversity Contact Prefix||Ms.|
|Diversity Contact First Name||Lia|
|Diversity Contact Last Name||Dorsey|
|Link to your organization's diversity website||http://www.dentons.com/en/whats-different-about-dentons/as-diverse-as-you-are.aspx|
|Which of the following methods do you use to increase the presence and retention of under-represented groups? (Check all that apply)||
Diversity job fairs
Outreach to law student groups
Formal mentoring efforts
Firm diversity committee
DIVERSITY AT DENTONS
At Dentons, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to the success and strength of our Firm and the quality of our advice to, and representation of, our clients. We are committed to being the leader in diversity and inclusion within our firm, the legal profession and in the communities we serve. Our culture of inclusion is a reflection of our core values, and our commitment is consistent with our belief that inclusivity yields creativity, productivity and innovation. By attracting, supporting, promoting and retaining individuals from all backgrounds, inclusive of race, ethnicity, faith, religion or spiritual beliefs, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, abilities, social perspective and other characteristics, we create a dynamic and inclusive work environment that is critical to our success.
Dentons takes an active approach to creating and nurturing an inclusive, diverse workplace that attracts, supports, promotes and retains individuals from all backgrounds through the following efforts:
Professional Development and Advancement Programs
Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Lawyers
Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Employment opportunities at the Firm are and shall continue to be open to all qualified applicants on the basis of their experience, aptitudes, and abilities. Employment and advancement at the Firm are based on the individual’s achievement, performance, ability, dedication, professionalism, potential for promotion, and Firm needs. We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.
Diversity fellowships or scholarships
|Does your organization or office sponsor/offer a Diversity Fellowship or Scholarship?||Yes|
|If yes, is the program open to||1L|
|Please provide a brief description of the program||
Dentons participates in the 1L Scholars Program through LCLD. This program is designed to expand opportunities for diverse first-year law students. Students with strong academic performance and leadership potential can work side-by-side with lawyers and other legal specialists. In each of the past two years, one of our 1L LCLD Scholars has had the opportunity to split their time working with one of our top clients.
Dentons also participates in the Colorado Pledge to Diversity program. The Colorado Pledge to Diversity Legal Group was founded in 1993 by 13 Denver area law firms dedicated to bringing about real change to the legal community through diversity. The 1L Summer Clerkship Program comprises of around 20 Denver law firms and corporate legal departments. It is designed to expose diverse law students to larger law firms or corporate legal departments during their 1L summer.
Affinity group information
|Does your organization or office have affinity groups?||Yes|
|If yes, please describe your affinity groups below||
Dentons Affinity Groups help enhance and foster an inclusive Firm culture by supporting the professional advancement of diverse members through networking, training and business development initiatives. Affinity Groups are also open to allies who want to support our diverse lawyers. Dentons Affinity Groups include:
WomenLEAD (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Advancement and Development) provides tools and opportunities to help women succeed and advance. Our US WomenLEAD Committee, as well as local WomenLEAD Committees in offices around the country, arrange networking opportunities, training initiatives, business and client development events and strategic partnerships to help women reach the top levels of their respective fields and to influence the business of tomorrow.