Diversity is perspective. It is seeing through varied lenses of varied backgrounds to generate ideas, innovation and creativity—aiding in the discovery of new approaches to problem solving. Diversity strengthens our ability to compete, adapt, change, and address complex challenges. Diversity is a core value improving who we are as trial lawyers and as community leaders.
Our conscientious diversity and inclusion program enables Bowman and Brooke LLP to bring a broader perspective and provides greater affinity and identification with clients, witnesses, judges, jurors, our communities and those who put their trust in us.
From the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair...
"We value diversity in the firm, bottom to top. We work hard literally every day to create and provide opportunities and support for the advancement of diversity in the firm and in our communities. This process is backed by the firm’s core values which have guided us since the firm’s founding 37 years ago. We are committed to be a diverse firm in the gender and ethnicity of our attorneys and staff. We are focused on making our firm more inclusive, empowering and fulfilling for all members of our workplace family. We’ve done well in this regard, and we’ll do even better going forward." —Roshan N. Rajkumar, Managing Partner
Bowman and Brooke is committed to providing its clients with superior legal services. We believe the level of excellence we and our clients expect is best achieved by building a team of professionals who reflect a broad range of orientations and interests, as well as diverse personal backgrounds. To that end, our firm recognizes the importance of the recruitment and development of diverse talent, with the ultimate goal to be a firm of inclusion and collegiality for all of its members.
Bowman and Brooke’s program is overseen by a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and partners with the firm’s Executive and Management Committees to achieve our diversity goals. Soon after joining Bowman and Brooke, attorneys are assigned a partner whose responsibility is to oversee and assist the new attorney’s professional development as a practicing lawyer and employee of the firm. Women and minority attorneys may request an affinity group or mentor to help with acclimation.
We actively recruit, mentor and promote to partnership minority and women lawyers. We hold leadership positions, and invest our time and resources, in organizations that sponsor minority law students and lawyers and promote diversity.
Bowman and Brooke Foundation: Future Defense Lawyer Scholarship
With a focus on diversifying the legal field, we have launched our inaugural Future Defense Lawyer Scholarship! The scholarship is established to assist diverse students currently enrolled in the first year of Law School Studies (1L) who plan to enroll full-time at an ABA–accredited law school for the entire upcoming academic year. Law students are eligible if they self–identify as one or more of the following: Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+ and/or an individual with a disability. Learn more here.
Expanding Our Perspectives
As a firm dedicated to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, this year we launched a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiative, Expanding Our Perspectives. We developed this program which features prominent thought leaders, to provide a platform for "illuminating and insightful discussions about diversity and inclusion."