Valuing a Diverse Workplace

Harter Secrest & Emery Earns Honors as Mid-Market and Diversity Firm of the Year

We recognize that tomorrow’s leaders need the encouragement and support of the legal community today. Therefore, we continue to undertake initiatives and participate in programs that will help us to attract the best and brightest candidates from diverse backgrounds.

 HSE Diversity Scholarship

    In 2005, we established the Harter Secrest & Emery Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship includes a $7500 award to be applied to the student’s law school tuition, together with a paid summer associate position. The scholarship is awarded annually to one qualified first-year law student selected on the basis of his or her academic record, professional accomplishments, and other factors that evidence promise for a successful career in the legal profession, including demonstration of a strong work ethic and the ability to work in a team environment.


 Diversity Clerkship Program

    Harter Secrest & Emery is a participating firm in the Monroe County Bar Association's Rochester Legal Diversity
    Clerkship Program. This program seeks to increase diversity in the legal profession in the Rochester area
    by attracting qualified first-year law students to work in paid summer positions with Rochester area legal employers.
    As a participating employer, we have hired several summer associates since the program's inception in 2005. 
    Two of our former summer associates are now full-time associates at the firm.

For more information about HSE’s diversity initiatives, click here.