Kegler Brown maintains an internal Diversity + Inclusion Committee to formalize and further the firm’s commitment to achieving racial and gender diversity at all levels of our organization. A combined sub-group of the diversity and recruiting committees is also in place and is charged with setting and accomplishing our diversity goals and metrics. As a result, the firm has increased its efforts to recruit and to actively encourage the application and selection of diverse candidates in the firm's recruiting programs.
Every year, the firm awards two Diversity Scholarships to first-year law students. Each $5,000 scholarship includes a paid clerkship position with the firm’s summer associate class. All first-year law students who are members of historically underrepresented populations are eligible to apply for the scholarship. 2014 marks the 11th year for the Kegler Brown Diversity Scholarship, which is awarded to a diverse student based on academic performance, accomplishments, activities and potential contributions to the legal community. Students from all law schools are considered for the scholarship.
As a charter member of the Columbus Bar Association’s Diversity Initiative, Kegler Brown works with other local law firms, local law schools and the bar to significantly increase the number of diverse attorneys recruited, hired and promoted by our firm. Through this initiative, our firm is helping to make a positive change in the demographics of Columbus law firms.
When Kegler Brown established its Women Lawyers’ Initiative in 2000, we set out to empower our female attorneys in every aspect of their lives. From professional development and client advocacy to mentoring and personal growth, we’re proud of the leadership roles our attorneys have taken in the community. Wherever you look, you will find the women of Kegler Brown raising the bar in the courtroom, the board room and in our neighborhoods.