As attorneys, we understand better than most the importance and meaning of the words “equal opportunity.” And in furtherance of this understanding, we actively seek to recruit and retain qualified individuals with diverse characteristics and backgrounds. We promote equal opportunity at law schools as part of our on-campus recruiting. We actively encourage the referral of qualified minority candidates. We accommodate the needs of attorneys and staff with families and other responsibilities to allow for part-time, modified schedules and mentoring.
Spencer Fane is an active member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Commitment to Diversity Initiative. We participate in regional diversity job fairs, including the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, in Kansas City, and the St. Louis Diversity Job Fair.
Internally, our Women In Business group actively seeks out and supports women attorneys through Firm initiatives, seminars, social events, and other learning and networking opportunities. Ours was the first such group in the Kansas City region, and many other firms have since created similar groups. Individually, our attorneys and staff participate in diverse community activities, including high-school job programs, law-school mentoring initiatives, bar association groups, and community outreach events. Spencer Fane sponsors many of these events and remains committed to improving diversity at the Firm and in our communities.