The Ombuds Representatives are neutral confidants who advocate not for a specific individual, but for equity, fair process and compliance with firm policy and procedure. The program was established with a special emphasis on issues concerning women, minorities, sexual orientation and religion. The Ombuds Representatives are available, however, to assist all attorneys in resolving work-related concerns in an informal, confidential and impartial manner. The primary goal of the program is to improve the overall working environment at Kaye Scholer.
Although he is not a member of the Diversity Committee, Kaye Scholer partner Jay W. Waks chairs The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Employment Committee and has promoted the use of ADR and Ombuds programs for employment disputes. (Kaye Scholer Diversity; CPR Public Policy Projects.)
It's a good sign when attorneys practice what they preach.
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