“We believe that the ‘practice of law’ is advanced by a more diverse legal team – with diversity of background, upbringing, education, and perspective comes quality legal innovation.”
– John Harrity
Our Diversity Mission – to promote and nurture a respectful, highly engaged, family friendly, and inclusive culture that values the diversity of our talented team with diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, skills/talents, and capabilities.
At Harrity & Harrity, we are committed to The Rooney Rule 2.0, a hiring policy that shows that our firm’s commitment to Diversity is not just lip service.
The Rooney Rule is a National Football League policy that requires league teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. The Rooney Rule 2.0 means that we are committed to interviewing a female or minority candidate for every male, non-minority candidate we interview for any position at our firm.
Diversity Committee Chair
Harrity & Harrity is excited to announce the firm’s first annual Diversity Summer Workshop. A select group of candidates participated in a week-long program geared towards an introduction to the practice of patent law. The program took place during the week of May 22-26, 2017, and was open to 1L’s, 2L’s, 3L’s, recent law school graduates, and undergraduate or graduate level engineering students with diverse backgrounds.
The Harrity Women’s Workshop is a three-day long program geared towards an introduction to the practice of patent law. Law school students from across the country will join us for skills training in patent preparation and prosecution, and to learn first-hand from partners at major law firms, leaders in university tech transfer, and in-house corporate counsel about their experiences as women in the legal field.
The Harrity & Harrity Annual 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is an integral part of the firm’s ongoing initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of the firm’s practice.
The Harrity and Harrity 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of three parts:
• A paid summer associate clerkship position at Harrity and Harrity during the summer;
• Mentoring throughout the year by attorneys of the firm; and
• A $10,000 scholarship – Harrity and Harrity will award $5,000 to all 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients upon completion of their 1L summer associate clerkship with the firm; and award an additional $5,000 to those who join the firm as an associate, after receiving and accepting an associate offer with the firm following the completion of their 2L summer clerkship with us.
We are proud to be involved with a number of organizations that promote Diversity within the legal community, including: