PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2020 — Cozen O’Connor has joined more than 125 other law firms to form the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance. The Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA) will partner with legal services organizations to identify and dismantle structural or systemic racism in the law, and then create large-scale, coordinated pro bono projects that are both immediate and long-term in scope. Member firms will then dedicate substantial pro bono resources to these projects.
In addition to the LFAA’s pro bono efforts, the leaders of the LFAA law firms committed to examining and eliminating internal policies and practices that may perpetuate racial inequities within their law firm structures.
Cozen O’Connor takes its commitment to diversity seriously, establishing a Diversity & Inclusion Committee in the late 1990s and recently hiring the firm’s first Chief Diversity Officer. The firm operates resource groups tailored to promote the success and inclusion of five self-identifying constituencies: Asian Attorney Resource Group, Black Attorney Resource Group, LGBTQ Attorney Resource Group, Hispanic/Latino Attorney Resource Group, and Disabled and/or Veteran Attorney Resource Group.