A commitment to diversity

Diversity

 

Prince Lobel recognizes that growth and sustainability lie in our ability to unite those with different backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and talents. When we look around–to our friends, our clients, and our staff–we see just how our culture has evolved to be more open-minded and inclusive. We’re proud to be located in a city brimming with students, families, and professionals from all cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities. We must continue to transform and redefine, to foster a workplace and workforce that taps into the incredible diversity amongst us.

Raising the bar

Raising the bar

We knew that we had a responsibility to make a conscious, ongoing effort to ensure that our workplace reflects the community in which we live and work. It is our responsibility to provide opportunity to the youth in our community who have limited resources or options. It is our responsibility to actively seek qualified, minority candidates to join our firm, and it is our responsibility to partner with hard-working businesses that provide local jobs and are themselves trying to build a sustainable community.

Our Diversity Committee has a mission to ensure that all lawyers and staff have the opportunity to develop their talents fully, to create a firm whose composition more closely reflects that of our clients and the world in which we live and practice, and to promote greater diversity in the legal profession. By firmly embedding respect and inclusion into the firm’s culture, we have created a dynamic, supportive, and collaborative place to work.

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Innovative leadership

Prince Lobel founder and partner Walter B. Prince is a leader in the charge to promote diversity within the firm, within our judicial system, within the legal and business communities, and within the communities we serve. In the legal and business communities, Walter is a frequent speaker, author, and panelist on topics related to diversity and inclusion, and in October 2013, received a “Leader in Diversity” award from the Boston Business Journal in the area of “Corporate Social Responsibility.” More recently, we received the Rosoff Workplace Diversity Initiative Award for our commitment to providing opportunities to the youth in our community who have limited resources or options.

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Recognition for our diversity initiatives

Walter’s efforts to promote diversity in the legal profession have caught the attention of the Commonwealth’s leaders in Washington as well. Both Senator Elizabeth Warren and then-Senator John Kerry each tapped Walter to participate on advisory committees to recommend federal district court judges, and magistrate judges.

Through Walter’s leadership and vision, the firm recognizes that it can’t rely solely on the recruiting programs of colleges, universities, and other organizations. A true commitment to diversity must begin by reaching out to the next generation.

Women@Prince

Women@Prince

Prince Lobel’s women’s initiative, Women@Prince, focuses on building relationships both in and outside the firm. Geared toward promoting the talents and abilities of our female attorneys, the group supports its members’ professional development through career advice, educational and mentoring programs, and helps identify networking opportunities. The group also helps support local, women-focused charities through both events and direct outreach. Women@Prince aims to provide a comfortable environment for women to discuss the unique challenges they face in the legal industry.

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Achieving Goals

We live in a world where business continues to grow dramatically, with start-ups, entrepreneurs, international expansions and a global workforce. Alternatively, it has also shrunk due to our ability to communicate instantaneously with the lawyer in the next office or with our client across the pond. What was once global is now local. What was once an abstract concept – diversity–is now a tangible and quantifiable objective. Prince Lobel thrives on having a diverse workplace–and while we haven’t yet met all our goals, we’ll continue to try our very hardest to get there.