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California Minority Counsel Program Honors Farella Braun + Martel’s Diversity Program

 

BASF sponsor firm Farella Braun + Martel LLP has been selected by the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) as the 2010 recipient of its Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award.

The award is presented annually to a majority-owned law firm member of the CMCP who has “demonstrated the strongest commitment to diversity.” A firm’s commitment is evaluated by: the total number of minority attorneys in the firm; the total number of minority attorneys in partnership or leadership roles in the firm; and the firm’s community service efforts.

Farella’s Diversity Program has four core components: an internal commitment to recruit, retain and promote diverse attorneys within the firm; the Diversity Pipeline Internship Program, which provides diverse and/or disadvantaged high school students with exposure to the legal profession through summer internship programs; the Pipeline Scholarship Program, which has awarded $25,000 annually to first-year San Francisco Bay Area law students from socially and ethnically diverse backgrounds; and an evolving Diversity Committee that oversees these efforts and works actively inside the firm to promote and celebrate diversity. In addition to its CMCP involvement, Farella is an active member of UC Hastings College of the Law’s Project for Attorney Retention (PAR) program and a contributor to BASF’s diversity programs.

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