Christovich & Kearney is committed to promoting diversity within our firm and within the legal profession. As a signatory to the Louisiana State Bar Association's Statement of Diversity Principles, Christovich & Kearney is committed to fostering diversity in the legal profession. We recognize diversity is an inclusive concept that encompasses many aspects, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, and disability, among others.
We believe racial, gender, and cultural diversity encourages creativity and open-mindedness and makes us a stronger firm, better able to serve our many and varied clients. Further, we are committed to promoting a work environment free of barriers or bias where each individual's talents are valued and encouraged.
Toward this end, the firm recruits attorneys and other personnel with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Through mentoring, we assist our associates develop skills to help them grow professionally and also compete in an increasingly diverse and open world. These efforts form an integral part of our core mission to provide our clients with superior and responsive legal representation.
As an indication of our commitment to diversity, the firm's former Managing Partner, Phelps Gay, co-chaired with Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, the Louisiana State Bar Association's Diversity Committee. He and Chief Justice Johnson presented a Resolution at the Association's Annual Meeting in 2005 to make the Committee on Diversity a Standing Committee of the Association, a Resolution which passed unanimously. Christovich & Kearney sponsors and actively participates in the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession.