Farleigh Wada Witt is proud of its commitment to diversity and to increasing diversity in the legal profession:
We participate in the Oregon State Bar Minority Clerkship Program and regularly hire minority law students as law clerks
Four of our fifteen owners are women
For seven years we had one of the few female managing partners in Oregon
Our firm policies encourage the hiring of individuals of diverse backgrounds
We support programs that increase opportunities for women and minorities within the legal profession
We believe a diverse workplace enhances perspective, promotes different ways of thinking, and supports flexibility and lifestyle concerns, all of which increase our ability to respond to a dynamic business environment and better serve our clients.
We value what diversity brings to our firm and our clients, and we will continue to promote diversity in the workplace and hire from a diverse applicant pool.
As part of our commitment to diversity, several of our attorneys are involved in the organization Oregon Women Lawyers, or OWLS. Michelle Bertolino, Kelly Tilden, Trish Walsh, Melissa Beyer and Margot Lutzenhiser are members and regularly attend events. In November 2007, OWLS honored Farleigh Wada Witt with its OWLS Workplace Leader Award for promoting a healthy balance between work and life. Farleigh Wada Witt is proud of its association with OWLS.
The mission of OWLS is to "…transform the practice of law and ensure justice and equality by advancing women and minorities in the legal profession." The organization hosts numerous networking functions and learning seminars for its members year-round. For more information, we encourage you to visit the OWLS Website.