BB&K's attorneys and staff represent a wide range of personal experiences, countries of origin, ages, religions, and gender. In June of 2013, The American Lawyer ranked BB&K #27 in attorney racial diversity out of more than 200 of the largest and highest-grossing law firms nationwide on their annual "Diversity Scorecard."
Within our firm, this means working in a diverse environment that reflects the communities, organizations, businesses and individuals we represent. This fosters respect and collaboration.
The value of diversity for our clients comes from the melding of differing experiences, cultures, talents, viewpoints, and styles to drive creative and innovative solutions. Our diversity allows us to leverage different perspectives to approach complex legal issues in a way that provides the best outcome to our clients.
First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program
Best Best & Krieger LLP is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, promoting and retaining attorneys and staff of diverse backgrounds. With those goals in mind, BB&K is pleased to offer its First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program. This program will provide the recipient with a paid 2012 summer associate position in one of its participating offices: Ontario, Riverside, Sacramento or San Diego. To qualify for the $7,500 academic scholarship, the recipient student selected must be invited and must return to BB&K for its second year summer program in 2013. The $7,500 scholarship will be paid following completion of the student's second summer with BB&K. Click here to learn more and to apply.
One of the firm’s ongoing recruitment goals is to increase the diversity of our attorneys and staff. We have a diverse recruitment committee that actively looks for opportunities to attract individuals with a wide range of backgrounds to our firm at the staff, summer clerk, entry-level and lateral hire levels.
We provide professional development and mentoring programs with sensitivity to the diverse needs of all participants. We also support our attorneys' outside professional development opportunities, including membership in diversity-minded professional organizations.
BB&K fosters a culture where opportunities for success are available to everyone. To this point, the majority of our partners joined the firm right out of law school and successfully developed their careers within BB&K. Associates have a voice at BB&K, allowing them to actively contribute to firm administration and decision-making.
Annual assessments allow us to chart a path for continuous improvement in diversity.