Pulling together. Succeeding together:

"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."

Embracing Diversity

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.  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:

  • Ensure that all firm employees are treated with respect, dignity, civility and professionalism.
  • Provide equal and equitable opportunity to each professional to maximize skill development and professional ability.
  • Foster a firm culture that is welcoming and inclusive of diverse people.
  • Provide positive leadership within the legal profession and the greater community with regard to diversity issues.
  • Value individual differences and recognize that these differences assist in achieving business goals. 

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.  For example, in March, 2009, the firm held a symposium at Yale Law School on Minority Representation in the Connecticut State Judiciary, which included panelists Justice Joette Katz of the Connecticut Supreme Court, Judge Richard A. Robinson of the Connecticut Appellate Court, and Anna Ficeto, Chief Legal Counsel to Governor M. Jodi Rell. 

Through the Diversity Committee, the firm actively participates in The Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity, Inc. (LCD), an association of law firms, law schools and corporate members committed to increasing minority hiring and diversity initiatives in Connecticut.  Lee Hoffman, a member of the Diversity Committee and co-chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, is a member of the LCD’s Board of Directors.

The firm has also contributed to and actively participated in organizations that promote diversity and advocate for the protection of diversity in the workplace, such as the Anti-Defamation League, the Connecticut Minority Supplier Development Council, the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition, Lambda Legal, Operation Respect and the Urban League.

You are invited to contact a Diversity Committee member or email diversity@pullcom.com for more information.  We look forward to hearing from you.  The members of the Diversity Committee are:

Diversity in Action

Pullman & Comley promotes diversity by supporting professional and community organizations that serve diverse populations.  We have shown our support through participation and sponsorship for the following:

Pullman & Comley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It is the policy of the firm, from recruitment through employment and promotion, to provide equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, religion, color, ancestry, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status or gender identity and expression.