Introduction to Quarles & Brady06/12/17
The first few weeks at Quarles & Brady have been amazing, to say the least. The people are friendly, helpful, and excited to answer questions. Everyone is extremely approachable, regardless if they have been here one year or thirty. Being able to immediately feel like I am part of the team makes me look forward to coming to work every day.
Quarles & Brady does a fantastic job making you feel immediately like part of the family! The Naples office actually invited me to their holiday party in December so when I started in the summer I was surrounded by familiar faces. The first day I was given a tour where I was introduced to almost everyone in the office and everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming. The very next day we had a pizza party for lunch to welcome me to the firm where I got to talk to everyone more. From day one you can tell that everyone at Q&B wants you to succeed and are always willing to help you get there.
The first few days at Quarles & Brady were fantastic. I was excited to dive into my assignments, put my best foot forward, and get substantive feedback. I was also excited to start at Quarles & Brady because I knew that above all else, I would not be alone. The environment here is incredibly collaborative–doors are always open and the attorneys are friendly and happy to help. I know that if I ever get stuck, there will be a small army of people to help me get back on the right track because they truly want their attorneys to succeed.
My introduction to Quarles & Brady has been warm and welcoming. From the first day, associates and partners have made me and my fellow summers feel at home, stopping in to say hello and filing our schedules with some incredible lunches. I was also impressed by how quickly I received substantive work. In a matter of days, I was working on projects that were interesting, challenging, and diverse. During these first weeks, Quarles also provided a comprehensive orientation with a plethora of people to act as support throughout this process. I never felt over my head or overwhelmed, just encouraged and supported.
Quarles & Brady offered a very impressive welcome to the firm. Upon arriving, summer associates engaged in training seminars, discussed work assignments, and learned how to easily access the vast amount of resources available to us. This was an immediate sign to me that Quarles takes its practice very seriously, and wants to give its summers every opportunity to succeed. Equally important to me was the welcome I received from all members of the firm, whether they are partners, associates, staff, or other assistants. The firm has done a great job facilitating meet-and-greets with everyone at Quarles, in the form of a welcome dinner, lunches with associates, coffee with secretaries, and even a ping-pong tournament. I have greatly enjoyed my initial time here, and I am looking forward to the rest of the summer.