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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity. Inclusion. Representation.

Carter Conboy is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and representation across a broad spectrum – within our firm and legal community, in the communities in which we live and do business, and in our selection of suppliers and vendors.

Our people are our most valuable asset. With a collective workforce – one representing our differences, experiences, perspectives, and unique capabilities and talents – we are a more productive, collegial, and competitive law firm.

Equal Employment

Carter Conboy supports our employees, value their talents, and empower them to reach their fullest potential regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, political affiliation, socio-economic status, veteran status, or family or marital status.

Our initiatives for diversity, inclusion, and representation are applicable – but not limited to – our practices on recruitment, compensation and benefits, professional development, and promotion.  

We understand that our success in equity requires our committed attention and continuous development. As Carter Conboy continues to evolve, so does our responsibility to diversity, inclusion, and representation.   

Diversity Internship Program

Carter Conboy is a founding member of the Albany Bar Association’s Diversity Internship Program.  In 2000, the Diversity Internship Program was established to broaden the opportunities for minority law students at Albany Law School.  The program has received awards from both the New York State Bar Association and American Bar Association.  For further information on our diversity efforts in recruiting, please visit our Careers page. 

Women in Law

Carter Conboy women are talented, driven, dedicated, and critical to our success. We foster a culture of opportunity and advancement by providing a platform for success at all levels – from mentoring to education and training to business and marketing development. The advancement of women in law is part of Carter Conboy’s long-standing core principles. Women hold leadership positions, head key committees, and contribute to our management and business operations. Our culture is supportive, positive, and inclusive. 

We are proud and fortunate to have work with ground-breaking and distinguished women alumni. They have been mentors and role models to many women attorneys, both in our Firm and throughout the legal community. 

Support and Collaboration

Carter Conboy is a proud member, supporter, and sponsor of many bar associations, organizations, associations, and groups that support diversity and women in law, with many of our attorneys holding leadership roles. Our support includes:

  • Albany County Bar Association, Diversity Internship Program
  • New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Lawyer Assistance Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Committee on Women in the Law
  • New York State Bar Association, Committee on Lawyers in Transition
  • Adirondack Women’s Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  • Capital Region Black and Hispanic Bar Association
  • Italian American Bar Association of the Greater Capital District
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Legal Aid Society of Northeast New York, Equal Justice Fund
  • Leadership Tech Valley
  • Leadership Saratoga
  • Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Group

Suppliers and Vendors

Carter Conboy believes that management of a diverse and inclusive supply chain is socially and economically imperative. When selecting suppliers and vendors, we seek out not only the highest quality, service, and value but also the benefit that a collective supply chain provides to our firm, our clients, and the community.  We identify diverse vendors as at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a person of a diverse background and has gone through a certification process by a third-party agency to confirm eligibility for diversity certification. Our diverse suppliers include Minority-Owned (MBE); Woman-Owned (WBE); Disabled-Owned (DBE); Veteran-Owned (VOB); Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual-Owned (LGBTQ); Small Business (SBE).