Commitment to Diversity

Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Equal opportunity has been one of the core values of our firm since its founding nearly four decades ago.  We maintain a steadfast commitment to the recruitment, retention and promotion of lawyers and staff from diverse backgrounds.  As a result of this commitment, we have created a truly diverse firm.

Lubin Olson’s Diversity Scorecard ranks among the highest in the nation, according to independent surveys such as American Law Media’s (ALM) 2014 “Diversity Scorecard” (as reported in The American Lawyer’s June 2015 issue).  Although this survey focuses exclusively on the 250 largest law firms in the country (and therefore, Lubin Olson was not included in it), using the same methodology, Lubin Olson’s current 2016  “Diversity Score” is 51.25.  Lubin Olson’s partnership and non-attorney staff also are highly diverse, with ethnic minorities consisting of 20% and 45.5% of their respective totals.

We reinforce our commitment to diversity in numerous ways, including the following:

  • We played a leadership role in the San Francisco Bar Association’s “No Glass Ceiling” Task Force and helped implement guidelines to promote the development of women in the law.
  • We have actively participated in the San Francisco Bar Association and other programs aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession, including the BASF Law Academy (which introduces underserved and ethnically diverse students in Balboa High School in San Francisco to legal concepts and interview skills).
  • We have hired San Francisco Law Academy students as summer interns to introduce them to a law firm office environment.
  • We also support numerous minority organizations and forums, including the Asian Law Caucus, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, California Rural Legal Assistance, La Raza Centro Legal,  Lambda Legal and BALIF.

For additional information regarding Lubin Olson's commitment to diversity, please contact Manuel A. Martinez.