Pittsburgh Family Law Firm Pollock Begg Earns Recognition for Promoting Equitable Workplaces, Inclusive Culture

November 11, 2022 | Press Releases

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PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg is proud to be among the first law firms in the region to receive ALLY certification from the Allegheny County Bar Association.

ACBA’s ALLY initiative was designed to encourage legal organizations to commit to increasing inclusivity, creating equitable workplaces and empowering historically marginalized and underrepresented members of the bar.

Pollock Begg was among 23 legal organizations in the inaugural cohort of ALLY (Attorneys, Learning as allies, Living as allies and Yielding results), which launched in March. Since then, the firm completed numerous objectives to earn certification. The criteria were designed to increase exposure to diversity, promote diversity in recruitment and hiring practices and create a more fair and just legal system.

“Nurturing a legal environment that embraces people from all walks of life is a priority Pollock Begg and the ACBA share,” said Pollock Begg Partner Joseph R. Williams, who championed the establishment of ALLY during his presidency of the ACBA in 2021-22.

“The Pollock Begg team is proud to be among the inaugural class of ALLY certified organizations, and we look forward to continuing to promote a fair and inclusive environment for both attorneys and clients.”

Pollock Begg continues to look for ways to help create a welcoming atmosphere for all.  In 2022, in connection with the ALLY Initiative, the firm created a lactation space, encouraged the addition of pronouns to email signatures, held firm events utilizing a minority-owned caterer, participated in Pittsburgh Pride and nominated unrepresented attorneys for positions of leadership and recognitions. The firm intends to continue its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in 2023.

Read more about the ALLY initiative on the ACBA website.

About Pollock Begg 

A progressive and powerful influencer in the legal marketplace, Pittsburgh-based Pollock Begg focuses on innovative, team-oriented solutions to resolve domestic relations matters. Driving legal expectations in the industry, the family law attorneys at Pollock Begg serve in numerous leadership positions within matrimonial law organizations and are encouraged to participate in pro bono work, volunteer initiatives and community endeavors. Founded in 2001, Pollock Begg is pleased to be an honoree for more than a decade as a top-tier law firm as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit pollockbegg.com.


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