Inclusion and Diversity Programs


BakerHostetler is proud to launch the Accelerators Program in January 2021. This innovative, year-long professional development program is available only to diverse associates and is designed to provide participants with visibility into important firm administration and operational matters, the path to partnership and leadership opportunities, as well as important skills training for career advancement.

Biennial Diverse Attorney Conference

BakerHostetler hosts a biennial conference for its diverse attorneys to gather with each other and firm management for training and discussion on issues facing diverse attorneys in the legal profession and at the firm. In addition to outside speakers, attorney panels and strategic planning discussions guided by the firm’s affinity group leaders, the conference provides opportunities for informal networking among the firm’s diverse attorneys.

New Parent Program

BakerHostetler offers a personalized New Parent Program that encompasses customized resources, expertise and creative support. Each new parent is paired with a partner or “power” mentor and a peer mentor who provide information, support and advocacy for new parents before, during and after they return from parental leave to help make the ramp down and ramp up transitions comfortable and ensure return-to-work project pipelines and opportunities. The firm also offers individualized work-life integration coaching from an outside specialist for attorneys returning from extended parental leave.