SRBC is committed to recruiting, developing, retaining, and advancing smart and dedicated lawyers and other professionals and employees from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our firm culture has always been based on respect for one another and a realization that each person brings unique contributions which enhance our ability to successfully serve clients and the community, and result in a richer work environment. We define diversity broadly, to include race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.
SRBC is known for its longstanding commitment to civil rights work through its pro bono representation of the NAACP, and its participation and leadership in organizations, including the ACLU of Massachusetts, the Anti-Defamation League, Greater Boston Legal Services, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Bar Association. Attorneys and staff are encouraged to participate in outreach efforts to minority communities and have provided hundreds of hours on legal aid matters and cases for people who cannot afford legal assistance. The firm has also been an active participant in the Boston Bar Association Summer Jobs Program which places select minority students and promotes professional opportunities in the legal field.
SRBC was an early leader in establishing family-friendly policies that have resulted in an extraordinary record of attracting, retaining and promoting talented women attorneys, paralegals and staff. We have flexible work schedules and supplemental leave policies for infant child care to better accommodate our firm’s working parents. Our domestic partner benefits extend to every area.
Our commitment to gender diversity is reflected in the following ways:
- Regina Roman has served as the firm’s Managing Partner for the past 12 years
- Christine Netski has been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee since 1999
- 35% of the firm’s partners and 60% of the firm’s associates are women
- 8 of 12 of the firm’s practice groups have women leaders
- 5 of 8 of the firm’s key management committees have women members