Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association, is a full-service law firm and has been a trusted name in business law and litigation services for more than 125 years.Ranking among The NLJ 250 as one of the nation’s largest law firms, clients continue to recognize Briggs and Morgan and our attorneys for client service and successful results.Briggs and Morgan has a long tradition of leadership in the business and legal community, including many philanthropic organizations.Briggs and Morgan is committed to providing pro bono legal services to low-income individuals, nonprofit and community organizations, and public interest causes.Briggs and Morgan recognizes the importance and value of engaging different perspectives in all matters of business - promoting and facilitating a working environment of inclusion, respect and opportunity is our priority.
Diversity and inclusion, as a primary goal of the firm, is monitored and supported by the Board and Management Committee. Our Diversity Committee includes most of the firm's Management Committee and other leaders. Those who serve as the firm's officers, board members, section chairs, directors, and committee chairs also are tasked with implementing our diversity initiatives, and directly support our goal to include and engage diverse people in the firm's leadership.
Recognizing the unique recruiting and retention issues for women, minority and LGBT attorneys, Briggs' hiring, development and promotion strategies work to create and support an inclusive workplace. Many of our diverse attorneys have spent their entire legal careers at the firm, with some spanning more than 30 years. Briggs also has women, minority and LGBT attorneys leading client teams and in firm leadership roles. Proudly, we know they each serve as powerful role models in the firm and community.
Our summer associate program generally starts at the end of May and concludes the beginning of August. During the course of a typical 10-week summer experience, a summer associate is exposed to both the commercial and litigation departments, receiving assignments that range from legal research and memo drafting to preparation of commercial documents and pleadings used for litigation. Summer associates also have the opportunity to attend depositions, court appearances, appellate arguments, client meetings, drafting sessions, conference calls and transactional closings. In addition, summer associates participate in firm meetings and in-house training sessions.