Larry E. Waters Jr., a member of Goldberg Segalla’s Retail and Hospitality and Civil Litigation and Trial groups, discussed with Buffalo Business First diversity in the legal field ahead of the upcoming Empire State Legal Diversity Career Fair.
Larry believes the fair is a good first step, but also emphasized that “a commitment to diversity must be a priority for all law firms, legal organizations, and governmental agencies. Without action, diversity is only a buzz word.”
The Empire State Legal Diversity Career Fair is hosted by the Bar Association of Erie County, University at Buffalo School of Law, and the Minority Bar Association of WNY, where Larry serves as president. The fair will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on August 12 at the UB Center for Tomorrow, with free registration required by August 1. Applicants can sign up online.
“Empire State Legal Diversity Career Fair happens on Aug. 12,” Buffalo Business First, July 29, 2022
To put our philosophy and commitment into practice, we have a Diversity Task Force in place to conceptualize and implement diversity-focused programs as well as give diversity a voice in our decision-making at the highest level. The individuals on this task force share the firm’s strong commitment to increasing diversity, and they use their unique experiences and backgrounds to support and advance that goal. The team meets regularly to create programs, schedule events, establish diversity initiatives both inside and outside of the firm, set long-term goals, and develop the strategy to recruit and retain people from diverse backgrounds.