Diversity & Inclusion
The attorneys and staff at Weintraub represent a wide range of personal experiences, countries of origin, ages, religions, and gender. We have a firm culture that respects differences and recognizes unique perspectives. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and promoting attorneys and staff of diverse backgrounds. Our goal is for our firm to reflect the communities in which we live, work, and serve.
The value of diversity for our clients comes from the melding of differing experiences, cultures, talents, viewpoints, and styles to drive creative and innovative solutions. Our diversity allows us to leverage different perspectives to approach complex legal issues in a way that provides the best outcome to our clients.
Recruitment and Initiatives
One of the firm’s ongoing recruitment goals is to increase the diversity of our attorneys and staff. We look for opportunities to attract individuals with a wide range of backgrounds to our firm at the summer clerk, entry-level, and lateral hire levels. Weintraub is a member of the Sacramento Legal Employers Diversity Collaborative and sponsors a diversity student each summer through the Sacramento County Bar Association.
We provide professional development and mentoring opportunities with sensitivity to the diverse needs of all participants. We also support our attorneys’ outside professional development opportunities, including membership in diversity-minded professional organizations.
Equal Employment Opportunities
Weintraub is an equal opportunity employer. All employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers, and promotions are on the basis of qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetics, disability, or any other protected class.
Currently 34.2% of our attorneys are women; the national average for firms our size* is 29.3%. Our Shareholders are 22.2% women, almost exactly the national average of 22.7%. Weintraub Of Counsel attorneys are 71.43% women, far outstripping the national average of 29.2%. Our associates are 47.6% women, compared to a national average of 40.4% In addition, women represent 37.5% of our Practice Group Leaders.
Attorneys: People of Color
19.2% of our attorneys identify as an ethnic minority, whereas the national average for firms our size is 11.2%. Shareholders are 13.3% people of color, compared to a national average of 7.18%. When we isolate our Associates—the younger attorneys and future of our Firm—our percentage jumps to 38.1% (average within firms our size 18.4%).
Firm-wide: Attorneys and Staff
Our overall workforce is 59.2% female and 33.1% identify as an ethnic minority. Our director-level staff is 75% female with minority representation of 25%.
*Comparison statistics are from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) 2019 Diversity survey. The category of firms our size is 100 attorneys or less.