Sills Cummis & Gross Promotes Diversity

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 01:00

Scott Murray and Anjana Patel, Members of the Firm and Co-Chairs of the Firm's Diversity Committee, were interviewed about diversity in the legal profession and more specifically at Sills Cummis & Gross. According to Mr. Murray, "Diversity is absolutely a core value of [Sills Cummis & Gross]." Mr. Murray also stated "This is an international world we live in now. We're working with people from all across the world, and you really need to be able to understand different cultures, different backgrounds. It really brings an excellence to your work that you just can't get any other way, and I think a lot of people are catching on to that." The article continues, "At Sills Cummis & Gross, Ms. Patel says, a mentor is assigned to each 'diverse' attorney entering the firm, in addition to the firm's other mentoring programs. The firm also is active with the state's ethnic bar association, sponsoring and participating in events that provide opportunities for social-skills building, she says."

Sills Cummis recently hosted the first LMA (Legal Marketing Association) New Jersey City Group meeting at the Firm's Newark office, where members discussed planning the group's first events and overall goals of the group. The Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA created the Chapter of the New Jersey City Group in early July and the new group will provide support, resources, programming sessions and networking opportunities for LMA members whose offices are in New Jersey.

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. has announcednewly elected Members and Of Counsel to the Firm, effective October 1, 2008. Charles J. Falletta, David W. Kiefer and Paula A. Tuffin have been elected Members of the Firm. Gwen L. Coleman and William R. Horwitz have been elected Of Counsel to the Firm.