At Hoagland Longo, we believe that a commitment to diversity is the foundation to long term success. We believe that nurturing and cultivating diversity of thought, action and background enhances our ability to serve our clients, our employees and our community.
We are actively committed to advancing diversity at the Firm by striving to ensure that fairness, respect and expansion of professional opportunity for all employees remains integral to our recruiting, education, retention and promotion initiatives. The Firm does not discriminate on account of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, marital status, gender, sexual preference, disability, or obligation for service in the Armed Forces of the U.S. We are committed to the expansion of opportunities for minorities and women within the legal profession and strive to create an inclusive environment where all of our employees can develop professionally and succeed in the practice of law. The Firm is committed to increasing diversity in significant ways consistent with the overall objective of the Firm simply because it is the right thing to do.
We firmly believe that a commitment to diversity not only enriches our work environment, but also leads to a higher work quality and empowers us to bring a broad perspective to the problems facing our clients. To this end, our goal continues to be the fostering of diversity as part of the Firm's culture. However, we recognize that a commitment to diversity requires consistent attention and effort.
As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, we have established a standing Diversity Committee, which seeks to educate, recruit and retain a diverse workforce that respects and values differences among people. The Diversity Committee is comprised of some of the Firm's leading practitioners with diverse backgrounds, including partners, associates, and administrators; men and women; and racial and ethnic minorities as well as non-minorities. These individuals share a strong commitment to increasing the Firm's diversity and using their unique experiences and backgrounds to support and further this goal.