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Diversity Equity and Inclusion: Mission Driven!

The Legal Aid Society’s workforce reflects the diverse fabric of New York City, it informs and brings to life our work, and gives us the empathy and experience we need to effectively serve our clients.

Our Commitment

We're the largest and most diverse legal employer in the Metropolitan New York area.

The Legal Aid Society embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and believes that a diverse team enriches our work experiences, deepens the connections to our clients, and makes a powerful and positive impact on the different communities we serve. We strive to cultivate inclusion by creating a workplace environment of involvement, respect, and connection where employees feel supported and affirmed. We believe that to access the full potential of our staff we must engage in meaningful recruitment, retention and promotion practices to attract and retain diverse and dedicated advocates.

Our dedication to diversity is an ongoing commitment, requiring us to evaluate and measure our progress continuously. We’re devoted to creating a culture for our staff with continuous training and educational opportunities to develop and enhance their cultural humility. The Legal Aid Society is committed to nurturing a culture that is reflective of our core values as well as continuing to be a national leader in its advocacy for racial and social equality.

Diversity & Inclusion Leadership

Maintaining a diverse workforce gives us the empathy and experience we need to effectively serve our clients. As the nation’s largest nonprofit legal services organization, it is our duty to lead by example.