Obtaining great results originates from the ability to view issues from diverse perspectives…
That is CSG’s mantra – and it holds whether collaborating across legal disciplines or ethnicities, ages, religions, genders or sexual orientation. We value, and celebrate, the many perspectives our attorneys bring to bear, and remain committed to further diversifying the range of views and backgrounds brought to the table in serving our valued clients.
As part of our commitment, CSG’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee serves to support the recruitment, development and retention of qualified minority attorneys and professional staff. The Committee also recommends and implements key policies, programs and initiatives that foster inclusion among our employees, who are empowered with the bandwidth to take on active roles within national, state and local professional associations and who have seized the opportunity as members of leading diversity affinity groups and networks.
CSG supports student diversity outreach programs and participates in minority job fairs in furtherance of the firm’s efforts to recruit minority law students. The firm is a member of the New Jersey Law Firm Group, an organization committed to the advancement of diverse placement throughout the state’s legal community, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, an organization dedicated to the recruitment, retention and promotion of diverse candidates in law firms and corporations. We also participate in the Philadelphia Area Minority Job Fair, the 6 in 1 Law Placement Program and the New Jersey Law Firm Group Job Fair. CSG actively supports student diversity outreach programs, including the Rutgers Black Law Student Association, the Seton Hall Black Law Student Association and the Fordham Black Law Student Association.
The firm also offers summer internships in collaboration with the Rutgers University Minority Student Program, a nationally-acclaimed post-admissions law school program that helps students underrepresented in the legal profession by offering legal skills development, academic support, mentoring and other opportunities.
Further, CSG is proud to host students from the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJLEEP) each summer. The NJLEEP program is designed to encourage youth from underserved northern New Jersey neighborhoods to consider careers in the legal profession.
Women’s Initiative (WIN)
Serving as much more than a business initiative, CSG’s WIN aims to provide women attorneys with opportunities for personal development, as well as rewarding relationships both within the firm and externally – equipping them with the resources needed to succeed in their careers, their communities and their lives.
For more information on WIN, please click here.