The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal have selected Hurwitz Fine P.C. as a 2022 Legal Excellence honoree for "Law Firm Diversity."
Hurwitz Fine has made Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging a strategic priority at the firm. Its internal diversity & inclusion committee has created events, speakers, trainings and community service projects around diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Firm President/Managing Partner Jody E. Briandi has led the charge, authoring numerous articles on the impact of the pandemic on women and minorities and becoming a diversity panelist for Business First for two years in a row. Hurwitz Fine has additionally created a Forum for Women Attorneys to address the retention of women lawyers in private practice by focusing on the issues of work-life balance, professional development, and advancement.
Hurwitz Fine is also currently participating in the 2021 – 2023 Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification class, and was the first Buffalo-based law firm to participate in the national diversity law firm certification process. The overall goal of the Midsize Mansfield Rule is to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership by broadening the pool of women, LGBTQ+ lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and/or racial/ethnic minority lawyers who are considered for entry-level and lateral attorney job openings, leadership opportunities, equity partner promotions, and opportunities to connect with clients. This certification is another positive step we are taking as a firm toward achieving our goals of creating and maintaining a diverse team of attorneys to partner with our clients. Our participation also demonstrates Hurwitz Fine’s deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion within our firm culture, client service teams, and in recruiting efforts.
Legal Excellence was started by The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal to pay tribute to all the ways legal professionals work to make the community stronger.
"The 2022 Legal Excellence honorees value their professional accomplishments but commit time and resources to civic involvement and make a significant, positive impact on the region," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal. "We are pleased to recognize their achievements."
Awards are presented in the following categories: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Legal Services, In House Counsel, Law Firm Administrator, Law Firm Diversity, Leaders in Law, Lifetime Achievement, Paralegal, Pro Bono Excellence and Up and Coming Lawyers.
This year's Legal Excellence recipients will be honored Sept. 19 at an awards celebration at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 East Main Street in Rochester. A general networking reception begins at 5 p.m. with dinner and the awards presentation starting at 6 p.m.
Honorees will be profiled in the Sept. 23 issues of The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal and online at NYDailyRecord.com and RBJ.net.
About The Daily Record (New York)
The Daily Record is a multimedia news source with 113 years of journalistic excellence that delivers news daily on its website, NYDailyRecord.com, in addition to a print and online edition. With a focus on Western New York, The Daily Record provides readers with all things law and real estate, including latest industry trends; local, state and federal decisions; judgments, foreclosures and public notices; and comprehensive listings of business transactions for Monroe County. It also hosts several annual events, including Reader Rankings, Legal Excellence Awards and Excellence in Construction & Real Estate, to recognize excellence and provide leadership opportunities. The Daily Record also facilitates monthly webinars bringing local experts from the business and legal communities together to discuss current topics and trends. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. The Daily Record and its sister publication, Rochester Business Journal, which covers business in the Greater Rochester area, are part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with more than 40 print and digital publications in more than 25 U.S. markets.
About the Rochester Business Journal
The Rochester Business Journal has served as the leading source of business news and information in Rochester, N.Y., for 35 years. In addition to its website, RBJ.net, and weekly print publication, the Rochester Business Journal publishes more than 25 special products a year including Book of Lists, Explore Greater Rochester, RBJ 75 and Schools Report Card. The Rochester Business Journal also hosts 13 annual events to recognize excellence and provide leadership opportunities. Those events include Forty Under 40, Icon Honors, Women of Excellence and Reader Rankings. In addition, the Rochester Business Journal facilitates monthly webinars bringing local experts from the business community together to discuss current topics and trends. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. Rochester Business Journal and its sister publication, The Daily Record, which covers law and real estate in Western New York, are part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with more than 40 print and digital publications in more than 25 U.S. markets.