Our attorneys and staff are known as leaders throughout the communities where they live and work. They are active in more than 400 professional, civic and philanthropic organizations. In addition, the firm has an active Pro Bono Committee, which coordinates pro bono services in the communities where the firm has offices.
Our involvement ranges from service as officers in the American Bar Association to chairing state bar organizations, as well as a wide range of board of directors for non-profit and civic organizations. We annually support minority bar organizations, including AAABA (Arizona Asian American Bar Association) and Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, and tables at events for organizations such as the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). We generously contribute to worthwhile charitable organizations, concentrating on those in which firm attorneys and staff are personally active.
We have participated in a pioneering joint study on Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in the Law. This study stems from an American Bar Association (ABA) Presidential Initiative sponsored by the ABA and ALM Intelligence. The joint ABA/ALM effort focuses on key factors that influence law firms and individual lawyers within firms in fostering long-term careers for women in private practice. 500 of the nation’s largest law firms, including Fennemore Craig will provide recommendations on best practices for retaining and advancing experienced female lawyers into upper levels of the profession.
We are supporting a first-of-its-kind national survey of diversity and inclusion of lawyers sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA), in conjunction with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. The survey’s purpose is to identify the biases encountered by LGBT+ and/or disabled lawyers in the legal profession and to help develop and implement strategies to ameliorate such biases. ABA President, Linda Klein states, “This study is integral to the ABA’s continuing efforts to promote the full and equal participation of all diverse persons, including LGBT+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities, in the association and the legal profession as a whole."