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Baker Botts Partners with Diversity Lab’s Disability Inclusion Commitments Initiative


HOUSTON, December 5, 2023 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that it is among the law firms in the U.S., UK and Canada partnering with Diversity Lab, an incubator for innovative ideas that boost diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, to continue building a culture of inclusion for people with disabilities.

The partnership requires each firm to implement one or more of the actions listed on the recently launched Disability Inclusion Commitments, which comprise 10 actionable steps to cultivate more inclusive and equitable cultures for people with disabilities in the legal profession. They include the following:

  • Establish a disability employee resource group

  • Conduct an annual survey for lawyers and business professionals to identify those having a disability

  • Create opportunities for everyone in the firm to discuss their ideas and perspectives on inclusive actions and language related to disabilities

  • Remove physical barriers for employees, clients, and other constituents to perform their jobs

  • Remove digital barriers

  • Ensure firm and client events don’t exclude colleagues with disabilities

  • Infuse the culture with inclusivity for people with disabilities and reward individuals who do the work

  • Increase opportunities to hire disabled people

  • Start a disability mentorship program

  • Add disability inclusion to the board’s and/or management committee’s agenda

Baker Botts is committed to fostering diversity in all of its forms throughout the firm and within the greater legal industry.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit