A Commitment to Diversity
Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of our practice at Morgan, Brown & Joy. A commitment to diverse experiences and perspectives informs our approach to advising clients, as well as to the hiring and management of our own team. We believe strongly in the value of diversity and of cultivating a sense of belonging for all. And it is this fundamental value that drives everything we do.
MBJ’s Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement Program (DICE)
Our firm’s commitment to diversity and empathy is powered by our DICE initiative. This committee’s mission is to identify critical community partnerships, sponsorships, and activities that prioritize belonging. We are proud of how the DICE team leads activities that contribute to our strong culture of inclusion, such as:
- Our participation in the ABA’s “21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge.” In this event, over the course of 21 consecutive days, the firm’s staff and lawyers read, listened and watched content aimed at increasing awareness.
- Firm-wide volunteer events focused on diversity, inclusion and community engagement.
- An internal 2-day DEI training program to be sure everyone in our organization understands that diversity, equity and inclusion is a top priority of the organization.
- Strong encouragement and incentives for lawyers to undertake pro bono work that supports diversity, providing sophisticated legal services with the same vigor they attend to billable matters.
Morgan, Brown & Joy attorneys also proudly participate and support a wide range of professional activities that support diversity, equity and inclusion in our communities and the broad field of law. Some of those events, activities and organizations include:
- The Boston Lawyers Group (www.thebostonlawyersgroup.com), whose mission is to support the efforts of its member organizations to identify, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color.
- The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (www.lcldnet.org), which is made up of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners, working to build a more open and diverse legal profession.
- The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
- The Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys Association
- The Northeast Region Fair Housing & Civil Rights Conference
- The Northeastern University School of Law Women in Law Conference
- The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston
- The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
- The Boston Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Section
Hiring With Purpose
We devote significant time and energy to recruit and retain a diverse team of staff and lawyers. We proudly support (financially and otherwise) our lawyers’ desire to participate and assume leadership roles in affinity bar associations, host events at the firm, speak, and train people on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
We utilize both formal and informal networks of Boston attorneys and local law schools to recruit diverse associates to the firm. We also meet and hire individuals through the Boston Lawyers Group Annual Diversity Job Fair.
Across all of our firm’s employment processes, we base our decisions on each individual’s capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other protected characteristic.