The Florida Association of Managing Partners, a group of managing partners of midsize law firms in Florida, has issued a statement on diversity and inclusion. Managing Shareholder Gary Rosen represents Becker as part of FAMP and participates in regular discussions with other managing partners across the state on important issues that affect their firms.
The statement addresses the instances of police using excessive force and ongoing protests around the country saying that these situations have raised awareness within law firms on how lawyers can help “make our community free of racial injustice and intolerance, and equally welcoming to all members of our community.”
It goes on to say, “Diversity at our firms makes it possible to sympathize and empathize with others who are different from us. It helps us be better lawyers for our clients and better members of the legal community. We recognize that we have a strong platform and can do more – much more – towards advancing diversity and inclusion in the profession.”
The FAMP concludes the statement with a pledge to do better, saying, “We need to take steps to make sure that the legal profession, at all levels, reflects the rich diversity of our community. We can do better. We must do better. We will do better.”
In mid June Gary Rosen addressed diversity and inclusion at the firm saying, “Since its founding, Becker has demonstrated a commitment to freedom, equality, and the betterment of the communities we serve. We will continue to use our resources, influence, and voice to rectify injustice and create positive change. We also commit to providing ongoing educational resources for all firm employees to further promote an inclusive and equitable workplace.”
Click here to read the full statement by FAMP