Our firm is committed to being a leader in creating diversity in the communities in which we practice. Recognizing that downstate Illinois communities have not attracted sufficiently diverse legal professionals, we have publicly taken steps to address this issue.
Our firm adopted the following Diversity Policy to guide us in recruiting, hiring, and promoting lawyers:
Heyl Royster is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting attorneys and staff members regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical ability, or religion. Our goal is that our law firm will reflect the diversity of the communities in which we practice. We believe that our clients, our communities, our profession, and our firm are thereby best served. We are dedicated to creating a law firm that is a leader in recognizing this goal.
We participate in and have hired from the Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair. One of our partners was the first chair of the Peoria County Bar Association Diversity Committee and our lawyers continue as members of that committee. We support financially the PCBA Diversity Committee's Annual Diversity Luncheon and the Peoria County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship. One of our lawyers is a former chair of the ABA Section of Litigation Minority Trial Lawyer Committee and the Section of Litigation's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program Committee.
We have taken the Peoria County Bar Association's pledge to: