RMKB’s Commitment To Diversity
Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley congratulates the San Mateo County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee as the 2013 recipient of the State Bar of California’s Diversity Award in recognition of sustained accomplishments and continued work to promote diversity within the legal profession.
The award presented to the SMCBA Diversity Committee on October 12, 2013, as part of the State Bar’s Annual Meeting at the Hotel Marriott in San Jose.
The SMCBA Diversity Committee was co-founded by RMKB partners Kristina Chung (formerly with the firm) and Enrique Marinez whose initial proposals were endorsed by then-SMCBA Bar President Nancy de Ita, leading to its creation. Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley promotes a diverse, inclusive work environment, understanding that diversity creates a productive workplace, is a social responsibility, and creates value for its clients who appreciate and expect their legal team to reflect the diversity of their own organizations and communities. Well before many law firms in the Bay Area began instituting formal “diversity” programs, RMKB implemented internal employment practices demonstrating its commitment to diversity within the firm and within the legal profession.
RMKB offers a wide range of support – both in volunteer time and financial resources – to help increase an awareness of diversity-related concerns and find ways of accomplishing its diversity-related goals.
- RMKB maintains a mentorship program for its associates.
- RMKB provides funding for and supports attorney participation in local and national organizations seeking to promote and encourage diversity within the legal profession.
- RMKB provides flex-time schedules and part time employment for attorneys at both the partner and associate level.
RMKB is currently involved in the following organizations:
- American Bar Association Committee of Diversity and Inclusion
- Asian-American Bar Association of the Great Bay Area
- Bar Association of San Francisco Diversity Program
- Bay Area Legal Aid
- Charles Houston Bar Association
- Food Bank Society of Los Angeles
- Korean-American Bar Association of Northern California
- LA Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
- Law Society of Hong Kong
- New York City Association of Insurance Women
- San Mateo County Bar Women’s Lawyers Section
- Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association
- Women In Film
For additional information about RMKB’s continuing commitment to diversity, please feel free to contact RMKB’s Diversity Committee Chair:
Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley offers equal opportunity in employment and advancement for all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by local, state, and federal law.