Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is committed to the principle that our clients benefit when they are provided representation based on the inclusion and input of professionals from diverse backgrounds with diverse perspectives and approaches. In our continued drive to provide the highest quality representation to our clients, we are dedicated to developing new and unique career pathways for individuals from diverse backgrounds. Collins Einhorn Farrell is distinguished from other firms by our focus on inclusion over numerical representation, including the fact that 38 percent of our shareholders are women.
In our workplace, Collins Einhorn Farrell adheres to a strict policy where discrimination and harassment on the basis of any of the following are prohibited: race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. The goal is a collegial and respectful work-related environment with respect and dignity for everyone.
We actively seek qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds and provide them with opportunities to participate in every aspect of legal representation. Collins Einhorn Farrell encourages students from every social and economic background to consider a career in the legal profession. We strive to support these students in the realization of their full potential. We consider our approach to diversity as an investment in the future of our practice and in the broader legal profession.
The Collins Einhorn Farrell commitment to diversity and inclusion is demonstrated by our sustained investments in the community. We support and are actively involved in organizations that open pathways in the legal profession including:
American Bar Association CLEO (College Legal Education Opportunity): We are proud to support and sponsor a scholarship to the Prelaw Summer Institute, a month-long intensive academic program designed to increase economically disadvantaged students’ LSAT scores and prepare them for the rigors of law school.
Wolverine Bar Association: We support the Judicial Externship Program, a summer-long program that places promising minority law students in the chambers of U.S. District Court and Supreme Court judges. We are also proud sponsors of the annual Barristers Ball, the WBA’s primary fundraising event.
“Just the Beginning Foundation” High School Summer Legal Institute: We sponsor this week-long “discover the law” program for Metro-Detroit high school students, run by United States District Court Judge Victoria Roberts. Last year, 32 aspiring law students from 22 high schools participated.
D. Augustus Straker Bar Association: Collins Einhorn Farrell supports the Martin Luther King Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition. Additionally, Collins Einhorn Farrell attorneys are active members of the Association, whose mission is to increase minority representation in the legal profession, to support legal practice opportunities for women and minorities, and to facilitate equal justice for all citizens in Oakland County.
Melissa E. Graves is a past president of the Oakland County Women’s Bar Association and a number of our female associates participate as members of the organization.
Neil MacCallum, one of our managing partners, has served as Oakland County Bar Association Diversity Committee Chair.
Collins Einhorn Farrell is a member of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Black Law Students Association.
Our firm also participates in the Cooley-Auburn Hills Black Law Students Association Balancing Scales Scholarship.