Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Hicks Morley was built on the principle of professionals and staff providing excellent service and practical strategic advice to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients. We strongly believe that embracing each of our different and unique lived experiences based on factors such as cultural and racial backgrounds, citizenship, creed, sex, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital and family status, and ability and disability brings incredible benefit to our firm and to our clients.


Diversity, equity and inclusion may mean different things to different people. At Hicks Morley, we work to embrace our differences rather than find conflict in them. Our recruitment, hiring processes and retention strategies are informed by our commitment to increasing the representation and equitable participation of the diverse, historically excluded and under-represented peoples of our country. We provide equality of opportunity for growth and advancement for all members of the firm.

Hicks Morley is made up of people from all walks of life and we are committed to ensuring that our firm reflects the communities in which we and our clients live and work. Diversity amongst our lawyers and staff ensures a range of perspectives, understandings and experiences which leads to innovative solutions for our clients.

Our commitment is to foster an equitable and inclusive culture in which we all have a valued voice. We recognize that diversity, equity of opportunity and inclusion do not ‘just happen’— it takes intentional leadership and conscious planning. It’s a journey that is important to us.

Lauri Reesor, Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee

Life at Hicks Morley

At Hicks Morley, we work hard to attract lawyers who share our values of excellence in legal skills and client service, and once you are here, we want you to stay.

Increasing diversity within the firm depends on inclusion and inclusion starts with creating a safe space and helping everyone be seen, heard, valued and respected. We are proud of our commitment but understand more needs to be done. Our approach is transparent, and we will continue to push boundaries to remove barriers until none exist.

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Working with Hicks Morley

Responsible progress means looking beyond the demands of our industry and considering how our work impacts our Hicks Morley team members and the communities we support. Everyone deserves a respectful, positive, inclusive and professional environment in which to work and we expect that of both our people and our clients.

As your advocate, we know it is imperative that our firm sets a standard and practises it as well. We have established a range of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) policies: we have integrated DE&I concepts into our training and on-boarding; we have focused on supporting mental and physical well-being; and we have developed programs for our clients that support their DE&I journeys and the creation of their own diversity, equity and inclusion education programs.

By leading with inclusion, we will help drive change in our industry and bring our work to the next level.

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