Sherman & Howard L.L.C. recognizes that diversity is
critical to the success of the Firm and our clients. We are mindful
that a multiplicity of characteristics and skills enhances any
organization, and that recruiting, retaining and promoting a
diverse group of professionals whose talents are drawn from a broad
cross-section of backgrounds enhances our capacity for offering the
highest quality legal services to our clients. As a Firm, we
recognize that our ability to function at the very highest level of
our profession, and to continue to exceed the needs of our diverse
range of clients, is enhanced by building a team of lawyers and
staff who bring us the benefits of a broad range of socioeconomic,
racial, gender, ethnic, religious and personal backgrounds.
Sherman & Howard's Inclusiveness Council is comprised of
attorneys and other Firm professionals who work to ensure that
inclusiveness is a core value throughout the Firm. The term
"inclusiveness" expresses this idea in a way that can also be used
to describe efforts to increase diversity in the workplace. Thus,
Sherman & Howard seeks to develop and maintain a partnership
and workplace that is inclusive for all attorneys and staff,
including people regardless of their race, gender, age, religion,
sexual orientation, disability, or national or ethnic origin.
These initiatives include:
Sherman & Howard is a charter signatory in The Colorado Pledge
to Diversity Legal Group, which emphasizes the importance of
increasing the number of racially and ethnically diverse attorneys
recruited, hired and promoted by law firms in Colorado. Sherman
& Howard recognizes the importance of having a diverse and
inclusive workforce that is reflective of the culture and history
of our surrounding community.
The Firm also encourages and supports attorney involvement in
minority bar associations, and a number of attorneys take advantage
of this by using their allotted practice development funds to pay
association dues. Our attorneys are active in organizations
including the Sam Cary Bar Association, the National Bar Association,
the Colorado Women's
Bar and local chapters of the Hispanic Bar Association.
Sherman & Howard is proud to have many diverse attorneys
involved in management at both the Firm and department levels.
Minority and women attorneys serve in roles including the Chief
Executive, Chairperson of the Firm, Executive Committee Member,
Department Managers and Hiring Partner.
The Sherman & Howard Inclusiveness Council, composed of both
attorneys and staff, is responsible for ensuring that the goal of a
greater representation of diverse professionals is consistently
reflected in the Firm's recruiting, retention and training
Inclusiveness Council Attorney Members