Workplace Culture

Hawks Quindel’s Workplace Culture & Commitment to Diversity

At Hawks Quindel, we understand that becoming a more diverse firm is imperative to our growth and the quality of service we provide. To that end, we have formed a Diversity and Equity committee. This committee consists of members of our firm at every level and its mission is to consciously make a measurable change in the cultural diversity of our workforce, better serve our clients, and create an inclusive, actively supportive, and culturally humble work climate for everyone.

As part of the Committee’s efforts to increase diversity and equity, Hawks Quindel has taken the following actions:

1. Created active subcommittees on Recruitment, Outreach, and Workplace Culture to take concrete steps to improve our diversity and equity.

2. Participated in the State Bar Diversity Clerkship program. Law Clerks are our main source of hiring new associates.

3. Formalized shareholder track to ensure equity and avoid unconsious bias in promotion.

4. Worked with Kathleen Chung to network with diverse law student groups and host a Diversity Open House.

5. Reached out to over 30 diverse groups and community organizations to expand our job applicant pool.

6. Revamped our job screening process to include blind review, standardized scoring, and weighting for a newly required question on diversity.

7. Started an internal program of staff point people trained to receive complaints, questions, or suggestions around identity in the workplace.

8. Created a mentorship program for attorneys, law clerks, and staff members.

9. Contributed financially to diverse organizations.

10. Participated in La Movida radiothon.

11. Presented to Madison East high school students via Streetlaw.

Hawks Quindel’s Workplace Culture & Commitment to Diversity

At Hawks Quindel, we understand that becoming a more diverse firm is imperative to our growth and the quality of service we provide. To that end, we have formed a Diversity and Equity committee. This committee consists of members of our firm at every level and its mission is to consciously make a measurable change in the cultural diversity of our workforce, better serve our clients, and create an inclusive, actively supportive, and culturally humble work climate for everyone.

As part of the Committee’s efforts to increase diversity and equity, Hawks Quindel has taken the following actions:

1. Created active subcommittees on Recruitment, Outreach, and Workplace Culture to take concrete steps to improve our diversity and equity.

2. Participated in the State Bar Diversity Clerkship program. Law Clerks are our main source of hiring new associates.

3. Formalized shareholder track to ensure equity and avoid unconsious bias in promotion.

4. Worked with Kathleen Chung to network with diverse law student groups and host a Diversity Open House.

5. Reached out to over 30 diverse groups and community organizations to expand our job applicant pool.

6. Revamped our job screening process to include blind review, standardized scoring, and weighting for a newly required question on diversity.

7. Started an internal program of staff point people trained to receive complaints, questions, or suggestions around identity in the workplace.

8. Created a mentorship program for attorneys, law clerks, and staff members.

9. Contributed financially to diverse organizations.

10. Participated in La Movida radiothon.

11. Presented to Madison East high school students via Streetlaw.

Workplace Culture

Employees of Hawks Quindel are drawn here by our commitment to social justice and fighting for the rights of individuals. In addition to our commitment to our work, we have a strong culture of supporting employees’ interests outside the workplace. We have several foodies, Wisconsin sports fans, pet owners, runners, and bikers on staff. In exit interviews, employees consistently rate the quality of their co-workers as one of the best things about working here. We aim not to let hierarchies rule, but to work together as equals. Some of the other things that make our workplace unique include:

1. Summer Fridays. The firm shuts down at 2:00 on Fridays from Memorial through Labor Day so you can get out and enjoy what Madison has to offer!

2. Casual dress code. We do not expect staff to wear suits every day. We dress for the day we expect to have.

3. Collaboration and interaction between staff and attorneys. Whether on ad hoc committees, firm-wide trainings or activities, or work in a particular practice area, we encourage and prioritze a team approach with focused opportunities for contributions and feedback.

4. Direct mentoring. For attorneys and law clerks,senior associates and shareholders provide direct mentoring to promote learning, growth, and support.

5. Showers and lockers onsite. We support our active staff members with facilities to ease transitions between work and workouts.

6. Proximity to Capitol Square. Enjoy the Wednesday farmers market, food carts, Concerts on the Square, and other downtown amenities.

7. Freedom to pursue areas of interest. While some work is assigned, employees are welcome to bring up a new interest area and see what they can learn.

8. Schedule and location flexibility. We have policies allowing for remote work and adaptive work hours.

9. Empathy for clients. Nearly everyone comes to work at Hawks Quindel because of a care for and desire to help people in need.

Workplace Culture

Employees of Hawks Quindel are drawn here by our commitment to social justice and fighting for the rights of individuals. In addition to our commitment to our work, we have a strong culture of supporting employees’ interests outside the workplace. We have a lot of foodies, Wisconsin sports fans, pet owners, runners, and bikers on staff. In exit interviews, employees consistently rate the quality of their co-workers as one of the best things about working here. We aim not to let hierarchies rule, but to work together as equals.

Some of the other things that make our workplace unique include:

1. Summer Fridays. The firm shuts down at 2:00 on Fridays from Memorial through Labor Day so you can get out and enjoy what Madison has to offer!

2. Casual dress code. We do not expect staff to wear suits every day. We dress for the day we expect to have.

3. Collaboration and interaction between staff and attorneys. Whether on ad hoc committees, firm-wide trainings or activities, or work in a particular practice area, we encourage and prioritze a team approach with focused opportunities for contributions and feedback.

4. Direct mentoring. For attorneys and law clerks,senior associates and shareholders provide direct mentoring to promote learning, growth, and support.

5. Showers and lockers onsite. We support our active staff members with facilities to ease transitions between work and workouts.

6. Proximity to Capitol Square. Enjoy the Wednesday farmers market, food carts, Concerts on the Square, and other downtown amenities.

7. Freedom to pursue areas of interest. While some work is assigned, employees are welcome to bring up a new interest area and see what they can learn.

8. Schedule and location flexibility. We have policies allowing for remote work and adaptive work hours.

9. Empathy for clients. Nearly everyone comes to work at Hawks Quindel because of a care for and desire to help people in need.

Hawks Quindel is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, membership in the armed forces, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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