A COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Prince Lobel recognizes that growth and sustainability lie in our ability to unite those with different backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and talents. When we look around—to our friends, our clients, and our staff—we see just how our culture has evolved to be more open-minded and inclusive. We are proud to be located in a city brimming with students, families, and professionals from all cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities, and we continue to transform and redefine our goals in order to foster a workforce that reflects the diversity around us.
RAISING THE BAR
We know that we have a responsibility to make a conscious, ongoing effort to ensure that our workplace reflects the community in which we live and work. It is our responsibility to provide opportunity to the youth in our community who have limited resources or options. It is our responsibility to actively seek qualified, minority candidates to join our firm, and it is our responsibility to partner with hard-working businesses that provide local jobs and are themselves trying to build a sustainable community.
Our Diversity Committee has a mission to ensure that all lawyers and staff have the opportunity to develop their talents fully, to create a firm whose composition more closely reflects that of our clients and the world in which we live and practice, and to promote greater diversity in the legal profession. By firmly embedding respect and inclusion into the firm’s culture, we have created a dynamic, supportive, and collaborative place to work.
Prince Lobel is committed to promoting diversity not only within the firm, but also within our judicial system, within the legal and business communities, and within the communities we serve. Our annual program, “Making the Case for Boston,” demonstrates to minority law students why they should establish their practice here.
RECOGNITION FOR OUR DIVERSITY INITIATIVES
The firm has received a Leader in Diversity award from the Boston Business Journal in the area of “Corporate Social Responsibility,” as well as the Rosoff Workplace Diversity Initiative Award for our commitment to providing opportunities to the youth in our community who have limited resources or options.
In addition, founding partner Walter B. Prince's efforts to promote diversity in the legal profession have caught the attention of the Commonwealth’s leaders in Washington. Senator Elizabeth Warren and then-Senator John Kerry each tapped Walter to participate on advisory committees to recommend federal district court judges and magistrate judges. Another partner, Joseph L. Edwards Jr., sits on the Advisory Board for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
Prince Lobel’s women’s initiative, Women@Prince, focuses on building relationships both in and outside the firm. Geared toward promoting the talents and abilities of our female attorneys, the group supports its members’ professional development by providing career advice, educational and mentoring programs, and networking opportunities. The group also helps support local, female-focused charities through both events and direct outreach. Women@Prince aims to provide a comfortable environment for women to discuss the unique challenges they face in the legal industry.
We live in a world where business continues to grow dramatically, with start-ups, entrepreneurs, international expansions, and a global workforce. The world has also shrunk, due to our ability to communicate instantaneously—whether it be with the lawyer in the next office or with our client across the pond. What was once global is now local. What was once an abstract concept—diversity—is now a tangible and quantifiable objective. Prince Lobel thrives on having a diverse workplace and while we have not yet met all our goals, we continue to try our hardest to achieve them.