Pledge to Diversity
Hall & Evans, LLC is committed to attracting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of both our clients and our community. We are very cognizant that the individual attorneys, managers and support staff we employ are our primary assets; without these skilled human resources, the legal advice and courtroom advocacy we provide to our clients would be diminished. We believe our diversity not only enables us to bring a broader perspective to the problems that our clients and community face, but also, it enriches our work environment. Hall & Evans has made it a high priority to devote the time and resources necessary in recruitment efforts and firm culture to attract and retain a workforce that embraces all levels of diversity such as race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity/expression, age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status.
As evidence of our commitment, in 1993, as a result of the collaborative efforts of twenty-three Denver law firms, including Hall & Evans, LLC, a plan was launched to significantly increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse attorneys recruited, hired and promoted by Colorado law firms. We, along with the other participating law firms, signed a Pledge to Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Colorado law firms which resulted in the development of The Colorado Pledge to Diversity Clerkship Employment Program. The purpose of the Clerkship Program is to provide a means for exposing diverse law students to large law firms and in-house corporate departments with the long-term goal of increasing diverse hiring and retention. As part of its diversity outreach, Hall & Evans yearly hires a first-year law student through the Colorado Pledge to Diversity Clerkship Program.
We recognize that once hired, the success of a diverse employee is greatly impacted by the firm culture and employment environment; therefore, it is our goal to create and foster a firm-wide culture that supports and promotes diversity, so that all attorneys, managers and support staff, regardless of their background, feel welcome, included, valued, supported, and able to succeed. Consequently, recruiting, retaining and promoting talented individuals of diverse ethnicity are among the highest goals of our law firm.
Women's Initiative -- Mission Statement
The H&E Women's Initiative is committed to recruiting, developing, advancing and retaining women attorneys at H&E. As part of H&E, the Women's Initiative was created to foster opportunities for professional and personal growth for all of its women attorneys, to communicate H&E's strong commitment to the success of its women attorneys, and to enhance the visibility and recognition of H&E's leadership in support of women in the legal profession.
The goals of the Women's Initiative are to:
Retain and advance women attorneys in the firm.
Provide leadership and marketing opportunities to H&E's women attorneys.
To collaborate with attorneys, clients, and business leaders in the community to improve knowledge, foster teamwork, and promote the role of women attorneys in the community.
To assist H&E women attorneys in professional and personal growth.