from: Roy J. Rodney, Jr.
We continue to be amazed that we have been providing legal service to the New Orleans community for almost thirty years. Recent delving into the firm’s archives have made us realize that they contain a virtual treasure trove of history and information on the practice of law in this city and the role of members of our firm in that legacy. We hope you won’t mind if we occasionally dust off some old articles to share with our clients, friends and supporters through the new digital media.
Fifteen years ago members of our firm were awarded the Young Leadership Council’s Diversity Award:
“The Young Leadership Council (YLC) Diversity Awards Advisory board has selected the law firm … to receive a … Diversity Award. The award, which is part of the Leadership in a Diverse City Project, is presented to those businesses the board deems exceptional in its efforts to embrace diversity concepts within its workforce and its management practices. [The firm] will be recognized under a special designation created to honor businesses 10 years old or less. …
“The firm… is privileged to be chosen as this year’s Diversity Award recipient. ‘We are very proud that the YLC has recognized our commitment to racial, ethnic and gender diversity. Our philosophy has been to reflect the multicultural composition of our clients here in South Louisiana, manage our diversity and harness the energy and imagination created by our unique cultural perspectives,’ states Roy Rodney, managing director of the firm.
“The Diversity Award was designed by [the late] John Scott, recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship…”
Today, Rodney & Etter continues to demonstrate the same commitment to diversity, energy, imagination and to the region’s cultural history that led to this prestigious award.
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