Hogan Lovells Holds First Global Citizenship Month

LONDON, 3 May 2012 - Building on recent market recognition of its approach to Citizenship, Hogan Lovells will hold its first global Citizenship Month during May 2012.

The aim of Citizenship Month is to raise awareness among staff about Hogan Lovells' Citizenship commitments and achievements, and to encourage participation in the various initiatives run by the firm.

Hogan Lovells offices across the world will hold Citizenship-related events over the course of the month, including seminars and workshops open to all staff.

In London, more than ten events will take place, involving some high profile guest speakers:

  • Andy Campbell, a soldier paralysed in a climbing accident, discharged from the British Army, and turned adventurer, on coping with a disability;
  • Scottish racing cyclist Graeme Obree, who twice broke the world hour record and was the individual pursuit world champion in 1993 and 1995, on mental health issues.

Other seminars will focus on domestic violence, divorce and separation, and anti-human trafficking, with several other events including a charity quiz, pro bono photography exhibition and London Legal Support Trust Walk.

Emily Reid, Co-Chair of Hogan Lovells Worldwide Citizenship Panel, said:

"Holding a formal Citizenship Month is a tangible way of demonstrating our commitment to Citizenship and to progressing initiatives in this area.  It also serves as an opportunity to raise awareness among our people".

Hogan Lovells' commitment to Citizenship has been recognized in 2012 by:

  • Being awarded Business in the Community’s (BITC) coveted CommunityMark for its work with London communities in need of support and assistance;
  • Being shortlisted for a Business Charity Award for its advocacy service partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign;
  • Ranking in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2012 Workplace Equality Index, a guide to the UK's top gay-friendly employers, for the second consecutive year as the 5th highest ranked law firm;
  • Ranking in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the second consecutive year.

Hogan Lovells' commitment to Citizenship is focused in five areas:

  • Pro bono;
  • Community investment;
  • Diversity;
  • Environment; and
  • Touch – charitable giving

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