PAST + PRESENT STRENGTHS
Robinson+Cole is an AmLaw 200 law firm established 175 years ago with a deeply-rooted culture of collaboration, civility and inclusion. We share a rich history and culture of community involvement, pro bono service and dedication to client service. Our past shapes and informs us, but it does not define us. The connections we have today and will make tomorrow keep us focused on the future, helping to refine our methods while devising new ways to best serve clients and maintain a competitive advantage in the legal profession.
More than ever, a modern law firm must be flexible and creative to thrive. This is not simply adapting to the changing legal landscape; it is taking the initiative to ensure mutually-rewarding business relationships with our clients. Alternative fee arrangements are a regular fixture of the conversation between law firms and their clients, and warrant consideration even when they may not fit a particular set of circumstances. We welcome those conversations.
Our lawyers are experienced practitioners - leaders in the profession and active in local and national bar associations, trade organizations, and local community service organizations. They speak at seminars, author substantive articles and books, and are often quoted in the press. We are further strengthened by the collaborative spirit our culture fosters through a wide variety of pro bono and community service initiatives. For the latest news from R+C, visit http://www.rc.com/news/index.cfm
SUPPORT + RESOURCES
Robinson+Cole is committed to fostering a supportive work environment that equips our lawyers the resources necessary to develop their own unique path to becoming a leader in the legal profession.
Mentoring - Incoming associates are matched with senior- and junior-level mentors who commit themselves to providing guidance and insight into the practice of law and the firm culture of Robinson+Cole. Mentors serve as an engaged resource, available to discuss everything from substantive work-related questions to where the best places are for an afternoon coffee break.
Training - Our associate professional development program is designed to facilitate the transition from law student, law clerk or junior attorney to a practicing lawyer. Training is provided on both a firm-wide scale and a practice-specific basis on topics that evolve as a lawyer's career progresses.
Pro Bono - Our firm views pro bono legal work as a responsibility both of the firm and of individual lawyers. We encourage our lawyers to participate in pro bono work, which is available through a variety of internal and external resources. Robinson+Cole is ranked among the nation’s top 100 highest-grossing firms for the number of pro bono hours spent by lawyers.
Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment in which the diverse backgrounds of all of our lawyers and other professionals are respected and valued and each individual is empowered to succeed. Robinson+Cole is proud to be Mansfield Rule certified by Diversity Lab for our continued efforts to increasing the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership positions by broadening the pool of women, lawyers of color, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ lawyers considered for significant governance roles, partner promotions, lateral partner and senior associate hiring and inclusion in business development initiatives.
Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and Women’s Committee comprise lawyers and staff from a cross-section of the firm to encourage and represent a broad spectrum of perspectives. Robinson+Cole’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Plan sets forth our priorities to:
- Identify, recruit, hire, retain, and promote a diverse workforce, with a particular focus on diverse lawyers
- Create equal opportunity for meaningful work and client and professional development for all attorneys, with special attention to assisting diverse lawyers in receiving a fair share of such opportunities.
- Educate and train our lawyers and staff to understand, respect and appreciate our differences and similarities.
- Set standards for promoting diversity and hold ourselves accountable for achieving our diversity goals.
- Increase the diversity within our partner ranks.