|Diversity Chair Prefix
|Diversity Chair First Name
|Diversity Chair Last Name
Diversity Contact Information
|Diversity Contact Prefix
|Diversity Contact First Name
|Diversity Contact Last Name
|Link to your organization's diversity website
|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
Firm diversity committee
NGE is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and maintains a diverse workforce. We recognize that DEI are vital components of our culture, identity, strategic planning and overall well-being. By embracing diversity, we reflect that which is great about our community and society at large, we best serve our clients' interests, we fulfill our obligations as members of the bar and we promote creativity, opportunity and professional development at every level. Over the years, NGE has fostered individual growth, development and the diversity of our firm in a number of ways, including:
Our DEI efforts are rooted in our enthusiasm for what we can be and accomplish. Our goal is to maximize the number of attorneys involved in our efforts, to share in the benefits of an inclusive environment and to clearly communicate the value and rewards that derive from each individual's contribution to the effort.
The firm is committed to the principles of nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity. All decisions with respect to all terms and conditions of employment (including recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, advancement and discharge), both for applicants and existing personnel, are made without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national ancestry, disability, marital status, parental status, veteran status, gender identity or expression or any other legally protected status.
Diversity fellowships or scholarships
|Does your organization or office sponsor/offer a Diversity Fellowship or Scholarship?
|If yes, is the program open to
|Please provide a brief description of the program
The firm is proud to sponsor scholarship awards through the Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois. The Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund's mission is to provide financial aid in the form of scholarships and summer fellowships to qualified Latino law students based on merit, financial need and commitment to the Latino community.
Affinity group information
|Does your organization or office have affinity groups?
|If yes, please describe your affinity groups below
Our Minority Initiative offers formal programming and informal social opportunities for our associates, counsel and partners from underrepresented groups. While administrative support is provided, the goals and activities are directed by the attorneys.
Our Women's Network was created to help our women attorneys achieve their individual professional goals through programming, training and advocating for women to achieve leadership positions within the firm.
The firm's WANT Program--Women Attorney Networking Teams--is set up to provide our women attorneys with increased opportunities to network internally, and build meaningful personal and mentoring relationships with their colleagues at all levels and in all stages of their professional development.
Our PLAY Group--Parenting, Lawyering And You--provides a forum for sharing the experiences and resources of our attorneys at all stages of the parenting process.