At Scarinci Hollenbeck, diversity is a core value that informs our workplace culture, as well as our policies and practices in the recruitment, retention and promotion of all employees. We believe that a diverse group of attorneys, administrators, and staff significantly enhances our ability to understand, value, and serve our clients. Our attorneys actively participate in a variety of diverse legal organizations, such as the GLBT Rights and Women in the Profession Sections of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association, Garden State Bar Association, and others. Moreover, Scarinci Hollenbeck provides significant support to nonprofit organizations in neighboring underserved communities, such as the North Ward Community Center in Newark.
Scarinci Hollenbeck utilizes a wide variety of strategies to create an inclusive atmosphere that values people of all backgrounds and experiences.
The Scarinci Hollenbeck Diversity Committee proactively works to promote a workplace that embraces inclusiveness in all forms through a variety of workshops and trainings on diversity-related issues.
Laura M. Miller,Chair
Sean D. Dias
Christina M. Michelson
Kenneth C. Oh
Ramon E. Rivera
Donald Scarinci, Managing Partner
Carolyn Puglisi, Human Resources Director
Peter S. Moeller, Director of Marketing
Women at Scarinci Hollenbeck (WASH)
The Women at Scarinci Hollenbeck Committee works to address issues specific to women in the workplace, hosts lunchtime discussion groups, and provides a mentoring program for women associates.
The legal profession is notoriously demanding, but Scarinci Hollenbeck recognizes that a diverse workforce requires a healthy balance between work and life commitments. By creating a work culture where there is flexibility in the approach to getting work done, such as telecommuting and alternative work hours, Scarinci Hollenbeck has been able to create a workplace that promotes diversity while still providing outstanding client service.
Scarinci Hollenbeck Scholarship for LGBT Law Students
Scarinci Hollenbeck has always been a place of inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender attorneys and staff. Our attorneys have worked on important LGBT pro bono issues, including the issue of marriage equality in New Jersey. As one of the first scholarships of its kind, this scholarship provides an annual scholarship to an LGBT law student at New Jersey Law Schools through the New Jersey State Bar Association and serves as an important tool for promoting diversity in the legal profession.
Pro Bono Work
Scarinci Hollenbeck is dedicated to representing underserved communities and promoting diversity through our pro bono services. Over the years, Scarinci Hollenbeck attorneys have been involved in pro bono matters relating to important civil rights issues in New Jersey, such as representing the New Jersey State Bar Association as amicus curiae in the marriage equality litigation (Lewis v. Harris), and defending the Anti-School Bullying Act in a challenge before New Jersey’s Council on Local Mandates.