Commitment to Diversity

Diversity Statement

Neubert, Pepe & Monteith is committed to building an organization that is as diverse as the clients we serve and as the communities in which we work. We value diverse thought and believe that through recruiting, hiring and promoting people from different cultures and backgrounds, holding varied beliefs and perspectives, the quality of our work life is enriched and the services we provide to our clients are more creative.

We commit to fostering a collaborative workplace that respects, values and supports every individual in the firm, and further, that encourages and provides support for each to meet his or her full potential. The firm commits to building firm leadership that is inclusive of attorneys and staff of varying backgrounds, ideas, practices, and preferences. Furthermore, we support the involvement of our attorneys and staff in professional, social, community, pro bono, and charitable organizations that encourage and promote diversity and inclusiveness.

Commitment to Diverse Thought at Neubert, Pepe & Monteith

 To ensure a continuing focus on our commitment, our Diversity Committee is in place to identify diversity-related challenges within the firm and to develop plans to address those challenges. The Diversity Committee addresses issues generally in the areas of recruiting, mentoring, work-place environment, education, and communication. The Committee offers firm members education, promotes awareness and encourages open and continuing discussions about diversity issues. Initiatives include:

  • Providing diversity and inclusion training by external consultants for all attorneys and staff
  • Sponsoring a summer law intern of color in a student mentor program (through LCD)
  • Participating in outside organizations that promote diversity
  • Sponsoring outside organizations’ events that promote diversity
  • Recruiting with a focus on diverse candidates

 

Neubert, Pepe & Monteith is a member of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity (LCD), and Michael D. Neubert, Founding Partner, is a board member of the organization. The mission of LCD is to unite the resources, energy and commitment of the State’s leading corporations, public sector entities, law firms, law schools and state bar associations in the joint mission of making Connecticut a more attractive place for attorneys of color and women to practice law and find satisfying professional opportunities. Neubert, Pepe & Monteith supports and works to advance the mission of LCD.

Promoting Diversity in our Community

Outside the firm, Neubert, Pepe & Monteith is committed to supporting and fostering diversity and diverse thought in our community. Our attorneys and staff are active in many community organizations. Many hold leadership roles in organizations with a commitment to diversity and inclusion such as:

  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Beth-El Center, Inc.
  • BHCare
  • Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity
  • LEAP (Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc.)
  • New Haven Legal Assistance Association
Neubert, Pepe & Monteith’s Continued Commitment

Ensuring a culture of diversity and inclusion requires a continual commitment. At Neubert, Pepe & Monteith we uphold that commitment. We seek to foster an inclusive workplace, be thoughtful in our counsel for our diverse clients, and practice law as a good business partner and community member.