The firm has a number of working groups and resource groups designed to drive various initiatives and respectful dialogue firmwide. Our resource groups provide a host of programming throughout the year to build professional strengths and break down barriers, including seminars, roundtable discussions and one-on-one coaching opportunities.
While our resource groups are largely focused on engaging our lawyers and staff, they also connect to the broader community, often involving initiatives with clients, professional contacts and other organizations.
The Black Engagement Network creates a collaborative work environment with a particular focus on the African diaspora. At the core of the Black Engagement Network is the aim to ensure Black/African American stakeholders achieve their full potential in development, opportunity and support.
Our Cultural and Religious Observances Taskforce honors the cultural diversity of Armstrong Teasdale by creating a wide-ranging calendar of cultural and religious observations. Together, the task force ensures cultural diversity is made visible and highlighted throughout the firm.
The Hispanic Alliance on Collaboration and Engagement contributes to the professional success of its members by promoting a supportive and collaborative environment through numerous events and activities with its wide network of Hispanic colleagues and allies.
The Network of Asian Professionals and Allies creates an inclusive space for the varied needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander stakeholders at Armstrong Teasdale. The network raises awareness of Asian culture while celebrating successes of its participants.
Our NextGen resource group empowers and engages the future leaders of Armstrong Teasdale. Together, the resource group connects through community-building and strengthening. NextGen honors the multiple generations existing at Armstrong Teasdale, while focusing on the professional growth needs of Generations Y and Z.
The firm’s Parent Resource Group provides support and community concerning all things parenthood and family. The group creates a comfortable place for discussion and support for any lawyer or staff member who is a parent, thinking of becoming a parent, or caring for their own parents. This includes opportunities for authentic, open dialogue around navigating general challenges related to parenting and aging.
The Pride resource group’s purpose is to support the need for inclusive work environments by creating a space that honors the needs of members of the Queer/LGBTQIA+ community within the firm and our allies at Armstrong Teasdale. The group provides networking, outreach, mutual support and celebration. They advocate for others and opportunities that promote mutual respect, safe expression, presence and acceptance of Queer/LGBTQIA+ persons and their families.
Our Veterans and Military Service Group honors veterans, active service members or retirees, family members of veterans, and allies for military service. The group provides opportunities for professional and personal growth through active discussion, sponsorship, client engagement and community outreach.
Our Women's Inclusion Network (WIN) aims to create a positive and supportive environment for women lawyers and staff through mentoring, networking and educational opportunities, as well as strengthen existing relationships with clients, contacts and professional women in the community. As a result, our women lead the firm in key management positions, generating significant business, assuming key roles as large client relationship partners and serving as first-chair in trials and major transactions. We created WIN in 1998, at a time when few law firms focused resources on helping women succeed, and it has since served as a model for programs at other firms.