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Directory Year: 2021

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP - Vorys

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Diversity Chair

Diversity Chair Prefix Ms.
Diversity Chair First Name Jolie
Diversity Chair Last Name Havens

Diversity Contact Information

Diversity Contact Prefix Ms.
Diversity Contact First Name Jolie
Diversity Contact Last Name Havens
Link to your organization's diversity website

Recruitment methods

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
Recruit at schools with large minority populations
Bar-sponsored programs
Firm diversity committee

Other: Diversity partnerships with clients

Non-discrimination policy

Vorys is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the firm to provide equal opportunity at all times without regard to sex, marital status, race, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, military/veteran status or handicap/disability.

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|2L
Please provide a brief description of the program

• Vorys was a founding member of the a Columbus Bar Association's Minority Clerkship Program and has continued that participation for over 30 years. • Vorys established the George Corey Scholarship, an annual scholarship of $10,000 for diverse law students whose spirit, drive and commitment leads them to pursue a career in the legal profession and who have demonstrated leadership in improving the quality of life in their communities and/or schools. • Vorys has also established a formal 1L Diversity Fellowship program for first-year law students who are members of a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic minority group and/or the LGBTQ community. This diverse 1L student will spend most of the summer at Vorys, but has the opportunity to spend time on assignment with a client in an in-house legal department setting.

Affinity group information

Does your organization or office have affinity groups? Yes
If yes, please describe your affinity groups below

• Vorys Women's Network — The women's network is focused on the development, retention and advancement of women attorneys at Vorys. Each office has formed its own women’s network group under the umbrella of the firm-wide group. The Women's Network hosts an annual Women's Summit and the groups meet collectively on a quarterly basis and cover topics such as career development, client development, networking, mentoring, leadership, and community involvement.

• Vorys Diverse Attorney Network is focused on the development, retention and advancement of diverse attorneys at Vorys. Vorys hosts an annual Diversity & Inclusion summit to provide fellowship, development, networking and mentoring opportunities to diverse lawyers and access to firm and community leaders.