DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITMENT

“We believe that the ‘practice of law’ is advanced by a more diverse legal team – with diversity of background, upbringing, education, and perspective comes quality legal innovation.”

– John Harrity

Our Diversity Mission – to promote and nurture a respectful, highly engaged, family friendly, and inclusive culture that values the diversity of our talented team with diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, skills/talents, and capabilities.

THE SUPERSIZED ROONEY RULE

At Harrity & Harrity, we are committed to The Supersized Rooney Rule, a hiring policy that shows that our firm’s commitment to Diversity is not just lip service.

The Rooney Rule is a National Football League policy that requires league teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. The Supersized Rooney Rule means that we are committed to interviewing a female or minority candidate for every male, non-minority candidate we interview for any position at our firm.

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

John Harrity

John Harrity
Diversity Partner

Kris Rhu

Kris Rhu
Diversity Committee

Sandra Maxey

Sandra Maxey
Chief Diversity Officer

Peter Glaser
Diversity Committee

Jazmine Hitt

Jazmine Hitt
Diversity Coordinator

Rocky Berndsen
Diversity Committee

Elaine Spector
Diversity Committee

Sarah McCracken
Diversity Committee

HARRITY 2017 DIVERSITY SUMMER WORKSHOP

Harrity & Harrity is excited to announce the firm’s first annual Diversity Summer Workshop. A select group of candidates participated in a week-long program geared towards an introduction to the practice of patent law. The program took place during the week of May 22-26, 2017, and was open to 1L’s, 2L’s, 3L’s, recent law school graduates, and undergraduate or graduate level engineering students with diverse backgrounds.

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HARRITY 1L DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP

The Harrity and Harrity Annual 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is an integral part of the firm’s ongoing diversity initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of the firm’s practice.

The Harrity and Harrity 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of three parts:

• A paid summer associate clerkship position at Harrity and Harrity during the summer;
• Mentoring throughout the year by attorneys of the firm; and
• A $10,000 scholarship – Harrity and Harrity will award $5,000 to all 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients upon completion of their 1L summer associate clerkship with the firm; and award an additional $5,000 to those who join the firm as an associate, after receiving and accepting an associate offer with the firm following the completion of their 2L summer clerkship with us.

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ORGANIZATIONS

We are proud to be involved with a number of organizations that promote Diversity within the legal community, including: