I, Noah Hagey, personally commit to the following:

Personal Commitment:

  • Emphasize diversity, equity and inclusion within our firm.
  • Actively participate in LCLD.
  • Hold partners, associates and staff accountable for demonstrating decency and respect in interactions with colleagues and clients.
  • Promote greater equity throughout firm, including in work assignments, hiring, and compensation.
  • Meet quarterly with attorneys from diverse backgrounds to discuss their experiences within our firm, and ask each individual to come to the meeting with a recommendation for how the firm could improve.

Organizational Commitment:

  • Develop a diversity pipeline program, including partnering with affinity groups at law schools and hiring at lease one 1L LCLD Scholar.
  • Continue to recruit and hire diverse attorneys and commit to recruiting from a wide range of law schools, including HBCUs.
  • Communicate to our professional and personal networks about the firm’s diversity initiatives.
  • Continue to build a mentorship program to assist associates with career development, networking, and personal business development.
  • Celebrate diverse heritages, cultures, and religious practices.
  • Develop links with clients to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, including partnering on diverse summer fellowships/programming and pro bono matters.
  • Host bi-annual facilitated dialogues amongst all firm leadership, attorneys and professional staffregarding diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Use BHB’s Impact Project to identify and address historical wrongs affecting disenfranchised groups, including African Americans.
  • Partner with ACLU in public records act project to enforce California’s Racial Justice Act.

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