Diversity & Inclusion: Community Involvement
It’s not enough to build a culture of diversity inside company walls. Real dedication to diversity requires a commitment to it across the industry and in every community we serve. That’s why we’re involved in a host of initiatives, working with other organizations that value diversity and inclusion:
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
The LCLD is an organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to a truly diverse profession. As a member, Quarles & Brady has signed a Commitment Statement to materially improve the legal profession’s diversity and inclusion performance.
Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
The Institute, through educational programs, research, and publications, addresses the lack of diversity and inclusion that continues to challenge the legal profession and undermine its credibility within the justice system. We have taken “The Pledge to the Profession,” a firmwide promise to contribute the equivalent of one day's time for each of our lawyers to work with a local group of students.
United States Law Firm Group Diversity and Women's Committees
The USLFG is a national network of 17 law firms. Members of the Diversity Committee and Women Lawyers Committee meet each year to discuss current developments and best practices, and bring these best practices back to their individual firms.
We also participate in a variety of local initiatives in the communities where we have offices:
- The Chicago Committee
- Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law
- UW Law School Legal Education Opportunities Program
- Equality Illinois
- Diversity Leadership Alliance
- Florida Diversity Council
- George Edgecomb Bar Association
- Milwaukee Urban League
- MKE Fellows
- Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
We’re particularly proud of our own diversity event, The Fellowship Open, an annual golf outing, charity auction, and awards dinner founded by our chairman emeritus John W. Daniels Jr. The Open raises money for central city organizations and institutions that foster and develop character and values among minority youth in Milwaukee. Founded in 2000, the event has contributed more than $1.3 million to more than 80 organizations.