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Diversity Statement

Harvey Kruse is dedicated to recruiting, retaining and promoting its staff and attorneys regardless of race, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, and the multitude of other factors that make up the environment of our Firm and society. We believe that an inclusive environment enhances and strengthens our Firm and provides unique experiences, backgrounds, and talent giving us an advantage in servicing our clients.

Diversity Efforts

Wolverine Bar Association. Harvey Kruse participates in the Wolverine Bar Association’s summer clerkship program. The Firm hires a minority law student, in their first or second year of law school, who participates in a 6-week program at the firm and then goes on to complete a 6-week externship with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Harvey Kruse’s participation in this program involves allowing the summer associate to get a well-rounded understanding of practicing law, including attendance at court hearings, depositions, facilitation, settlement conferences, etc.

Diversity Roundtable. Harvey Kruse participates in the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, with bi-annual meetings that discuss and explore the principles of access, diversity, and equality in law firms in Michigan. The firm is part of the Honor Roll.

National Association for Women Lawyers. Harvey Kruse is a firm member of NAWL. In addition, Harvey Kruse has to participate in individual members in this national association. Women attorneys at the Firm are encouraged to participate in NAWL and similar local organizations.