Barley Snyder is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We believe the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce is vital to the growth of our business and to understanding and serving a diverse client base.
Barley Snyder has invested in our goal of diversity and inclusion in many ways, including:
Active participation in the regional Capital Area Managing Partners Diversity Initiative Internship Program, including the hiring and mentoring of a first year minority law student
Participation in the York and Lancaster County Bar Association's Diversity Committee and the York County Bar Association's Street Law Program
York College Community Opportunity Scholarship Program
Participation in the annual Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Diversity Day where we have presented on issues related to diversity in the workplace
Participation at the Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair
Active participation in the local communities we serve through public service
Barley Snyder currently has fifteen female attorneys on our professional staff, eight of whom are partners. In addition, we currently employ three minority attorneys. This diverse group of professionals practices in most specialty areas offered by the firm. In addition, our Employment Law Group has two attorneys who are fluent in Spanish as well as one who is proficient in French. The Group has been able to use this expertise to review and translate employment policies, and has conducted various types of employment training on behalf of employer clients geared specifically to Hispanic employees.