Diversity, Equity
& Inclusion

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are meant to provide a supportive space and help facilitate discussion and interaction with members and allied colleagues.


Mission Statement
We facilitate interaction of Snell & Wilmer’s LGBTQ+ personnel and their allied colleagues; help LGBTQ+ personnel to thrive, fostering the professional development opportunities of our LGBTQ+ attorneys and staff; provide a supportive space to discuss issues of concern to LGBTQ+ personnel, their families and their allies; and, when appropriate, address public issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community within and outside the firm.



Goals & Objectives


knowledge and experience to our colleagues and clients about issues related to LGTBQ+ identity


the firm’s hiring and retention of LGBTQ+ identifying talent


the firm remain a leader with respect to employer benefits and practices, including receiving a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index


pro bono opportunities related to LGBTQ+ issues and charities targeted toward LGBTQ+ persons

First-Gen Forward

Mission Statement
We celebrate the identities and journeys of first-generation professionals. First-Gen Forward aims to help first-generation professionals succeed by providing professional development opportunities and creating access to resources, trainings and leaders at all levels designed to promote and advance first-generation professionals.

First-Gen Forward Leads

First-Gen Forward

Goals & Objectives


for recruitment and retention of first-generation professionals


resources to first-generation professionals to increase professional skills and knowledge


with community organizations to educate future first- generation professionals