“As Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, I strive to ensure that our actions consistently and continually emulate our inclusive nature as a firm. As a gay woman, I now know that I could not have landed at a more accepting firm. Our Diversity Committee has two overriding goals. One is to celebrate Pullman & Comley’s concrete commitment to an accepting, supportive and understanding organization. The second is to foster an environment that supports diversity by working with our clients, and attracting new clients, that consider inclusivity and diversity a key component to their businesses.” -Jessica Grossarth Kennedy
Pullman & Comley views diversity as a core value of our firm that informs and influences our office culture, our professional and personal relationships, and strengthens our approach to problem solving. Our objective is to create and maintain diversity in our workplace. We seek to foster understanding, acceptance and inclusiveness for the breadth of diversity that exists in our firm and the communities in which we live, including racial, gender, sexual orientation, religious and economic diversity. We also respect and support our clients’ activities that further a commitment to diversity in each of these areas. Pullman & Comley strives to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society, enriching us with multiple perspectives and experiences that enhance both our strategies for our clients and our contributions to the legal profession and the greater community.
Guiding Principles of Diversity at Pullman & Comley
Pullman & Comley embraces the following guiding principles of diversity:
Diversity Committee’s Mission Statement
The firm's Diversity Committee promotes and ensures Pullman & Comley’s strong commitment to providing equal opportunities in employment, promotion and retention to all qualified persons on the basis of job-related skills, ability and merit. The Diversity Committee coordinates its activities with the Recruiting Committee and the Associate Orientation Committee to ensure that applicants are considered, and that all employees are treated during employment, without discrimination related to race, religion, color, ancestry, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status or gender identity and expression.
The Diversity Committee also addresses barriers to recruiting a diverse workforce and actively supports programs that develop dialogue about diversity in the law.
Our commitment to diversity includes:
In addition, as part of our commitment to employing outstanding lawyers, Pullman & Comley has established a Diversity 1L Summer Associate Program to offer summer employment to first year law students with diverse backgrounds of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion and disability. Fore more information on the Diversity 1L program, visit our Summer Program page.
Diversity & Inclusion Summit
In 2016, Pullman & Comley participated in the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Summit and signed a collective pledge to reaffirm our ongoing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within our firm and within the Connecticut legal community as a whole.
As part of the pledge, signed by nearly two dozen legal leaders in the state, the firm has agreed to fully participate in the CBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan, which provides benchmarking tools and implementation goals for the next six years and beyond. We are proud to be part of this evolutionary process that will have a positive impact on the just application of the law and strengthens the public’s trust in the administration of justice.
Diversity Committee Members
You are invited to contact a Diversity Committee member or email email@example.com for more information. We look forward to hearing from you. The members of the Diversity Committee are: