A word from Bradley's Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan Skeeters:
“I want to reaffirm our commitment to one of Bradley’s fundamental core values: [a] working environment that is rewarding, respectful, collegial, diverse, and inclusive. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion at the forefront of our initiatives and embracing an environment that reflects our collective views, experiences, capabilities, and cultures. We all have something to contribute, and we believe our success and our clients’ successes are dependent upon everyone’s contributions.”
Bradley’s success derives from the ingenuity, intelligence, values, skills, and diverse perspectives of our people. At Bradley, maintaining a working environment that is rewarding, respectful, collegial, diverse, and inclusive is one of our core values. Upholding that core value is a source of strength for our firm and is critical to delivering high-quality legal services to our clients. To that end, our objective is to attract, retain, and promote into leadership roles individuals who foster inclusion and reflect the diversity we value. Bradley is committed to a work environment in which our people thrive and reach their full professional potential regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, parental status, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and/or socio-economic status.
Diversity and equality are core values at Bradley. Our law firm’s success relies on the ingenuity, intelligence, and interpersonal skills of our people. By employing attorneys and staff from a variety of backgrounds, we leverage a wide range of perspectives that help us achieve the results that we expect and our clients demand. Workplace diversity and equality are essential to our business strategies, professional ideals, and relationships with the clients and communities we serve. That is why we are committed to supporting strategic opportunities and platforms for discussion, reflection, and growth as we pursue a more diverse and engaged work environment.
Women and minorities hold ownership interests in Bradley’s limited liability partnership, and we are always seeking to broaden the voices and perspectives in our workplace. That commitment is reflected in our recruitment and hiring policies. Named one of the Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women in 2012, 2015 and 2016, women represented almost 50 percent of Bradley’s summer associate class, which included 11 ethnically diverse law students. We also provide several scholarships and fellowships to bring fresh outlooks to the firm and expand opportunities for people from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the legal marketplace.
The firm empowers our attorneys and employees by encouraging a diverse culture that promotes the unique talents and perspectives of individuals without regard to age, ancestry, gender, color, national origin, disability, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other legally protected status. We have a strong nondiscriminatory hiring policy and actively recruit qualified women and minority candidates.
At Bradley, we recognize that the strength of our law firm is determined by the strength of our commitment to our core values and relationships, and that diversity in our workplace is both a goal and an asset in our practice.