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 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 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.
33% of our Shareholders are women, where the national average is 23% and firms our size average 22%.* In addition, women represent 35% of our Practice Group Leaders.
Twenty percent of our attorneys identify as an ethnic minority, whereas the national average is 16%, and in firms our size the average is 12%. When we isolate our associates within that number—the younger attorneys and future of our firm—the percentage jumps to 30% (national average 24% and average within firms our size 20%).
Firm-wide: Attorneys and Staff
Our overall workforce is 55% female and 32% identify as an ethnic minority. Our director-level staff is 75% female.
*Comparison statistics are from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) 2018 Diversity survey.