Diversity is one of the firm's core values, because we recognize the many benefits of an inclusive law firm. We are committed to attracting, retaining and promoting talented people from a broad variety of backgrounds. We understand that our clients and the firm benefit from a diverse group of people, with the different perspectives that arise from those different backgrounds.We are committed to treating our attorneys and staff with dignity and respect, and to recognizing each individual's unique abilities. We believe the concept of diversity includes race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, and any other characteristic protected by law.The firm's diversity efforts are led by its Diversity Committee. The committee includes attorneys and staff from each of the firm's offices.Stinson Morrison Hecker works very hard to attract lawyers who will make the firm more diverse. We actively recruit law students in settings rich in diverse candidates. Our recruiting efforts include the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, the Cook County Minority Job Fair, and Howard University School of Law.In addition to attracting diverse individuals, we strive to retain those individuals by working to foster a firm culture that embraces diversity and inclusiveness. Each of the firm's offices have participated in Diversity Initiatives in their own markets to further the firm's diversity goals. In addition, the firm has conducted diversity training for all attorneys by a nationally renowned legal diversity consultant.