Advancing Diversity And Inclusion
Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout our firm and in our communities. We value diversity in all its aspects, including age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, national origin, disability, marital status, familial status and cultural background. We believe that diversity provides our professional team with vital insights and wide range of perspectives that enhance our firm’s service to our clients.
A Spirit of Inclusion
GJB actively promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion in all our offices and practice areas. We actively recruit professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, including women and under-represented minorities. We strive to recognize individuals for their unique qualities, offer promotions based on performance, and create training and development opportunities to help our professional achieve career goals and reach their full potential. Women partners have leadership roles in our firm’s training and mentoring programs.
We understand the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between an individual’s professional and personal life. When appropriate, we offer flexible work schedules, a policy that can accommodate the needs of working parents.
We support involvement and leadership in professional organizations advancing women and minorities. One of our women partners is chairperson of the South Florida Chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network of the International Franchise Association, and another is chairperson for all Best Buddies Advisory Boards in the State of Florida. Others have been recognized as a “Champion of Diversity” by the Defense Research Institute, selected as a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).
Firm members are also actively involved in the Florida Network International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), the American Bar Association’s Minority Trial Lawyers Committee, the Committee on Ethnic and Racial Diversity in the Profession, Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Foundation, and the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Pro Bono Services
GJB encourages our attorneys to support diversity by providing pro bono legal services to clients in need. Our attorneys participate in the “Put Something Back” initiative in Miami-Dade County, the United Way’s Education II Impact Council for Miami-Dade County and for the Credit Abuse Resistance Education (C.A.R.E) program. We actively take part in other pro bono programs in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bar.
Supporting The Military
Our firm supports military veterans by collaborating with colleges and universities to create scholarships for veterans. One partner served as a Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) financial counselor at the United States Southern Command in Doral, Florida.
Our attorneys play active roles in numerous civic and non-profit organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Hearing and Speech Center of Florida, Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, High Road Foundation, Cancer Link, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Miami Music Association, and the United Way. One partner is a founding board member to The Heiken Children’s Vision, now operated by the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, a charity providing eye care to Miami-Dade County Public School students, and another attorney is a volunteer tutor for the Dade County Bar Association Minority Passage Program. One of the firm’s professionals serves on the executive board for AMIKids, a not-for-profit that provides alternative outlets for troubled youth and offers a promising future to more than 8,000 children each year. In addition, our firm is an annual sponsor of the Best Buddies Walk, a non-profit that helps people with intellectual and development differences.