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Pingel Family Law’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement 

We are committed to fostering, growing, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We enjoy, value and respect differences among our Employees, clients and within our community. We believe that diversity gives an opportunity for growth and learning.  

Diversity​ is the presence of differences that can include, but are not limited to, race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, language, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, (dis)ability, political affiliation, education, veteran status, among many other differences that we joyfully acknowledge and celebrate. 

Equity​ involves the fair treatment that ensures everyone in a setting has access to the same opportunities, recognizing the advantages and barriers that people from differing backgrounds or life circumstances may face. Equity is an approach that makes commitments to do our part to correct and address imbalances. 

Inclusion​ is the opportunity to create a culture of belonging and ensuring individuals with different identities in our office feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued. 

Since the inception of Pingel Family Law, LLC, our greatest asset is, and always has been, our people and our shared commitment to the clients we have the privilege to serve. Our diversity is not only an essential resource, which enhances our ability to understand and address the needs of our clients, but we believe it is integral to both, our individual and firm success, and our desire to seek out and achieve excellence for our clients. 

Our Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, and Inclusion

In pursuing excellence, our practices on recruitment, selection, compensation, training, promotions, match and support our firm’s core values. They include: 

● Respectful communication and cooperation among all Employees, toward the judges we practice in front of and with our colleagues we get the privilege to work with; 

● Teamwork and Employee participation, including encouraging and providing for the representation of diverse and underserved clients, underserved viewpoints and needs and being open to inclusive employee perspectives and needs, as well as modeling respect and inclusion for opposing parties for diverse needs and background; 

●  A work/life balance to accommodate Employees’ varying needs where we are able to do so; and 

● Participation in opportunities and meaningful causes that support diversity and inclusion outside the firm through active community engagement and financial support with causes and charitable opportunities that foster and support diversity and inclusion. 

At Pingel Family Law, we expect all Employees to treat others with dignity and respect at all times and encourage conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off work sites, and at all other times in their personal lives.  It is our goal to empower and support clients, provide them excellent legal services that surpass their expectations and be kind and thoughtful colleagues, modeling competent, cooperative and culturally sensitive legal strategies. 

Consistent with the charge to spread human kindness, and as part of the firm’s ongoing efforts to advance our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Pingel Family Law will continue our work in the following policies and procedures: 

  • Improving the level of diversity within all positions within the firm, committees, and practice development efforts. 
  • Developing an evaluation process to set clear expectations and accountability around diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Reviewing and recognizing the contributions made by Employees to advance the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Emphasizing the firm’s long-standing policy that encourages reporting of any discrimination or harassment based on any protected status. 
  • Encouraging and fostering participation in opportunities outside the firm to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives underway with clients, bar associations, and minority organizations that share this common objective.  
  • Strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining Employees from all backgrounds, in particular individuals from underrepresented groups. 
  • Developing mentorship and sponsorship programs for our Employees. 
  • Recognizing diversity as a business imperative in increasing our business opportunities and partnerships with key external markets, communities, and suppliers. 
  • Creating a work environment that engages, enables, and empowers people to do their best work.  
  • Focusing specifically on recruitment, retention, and development of diverse talent at all levels in the firm. 
  • Serving as a leader in our community by valuing diversity; ​and 
  • Providing regular and repeated diversity, equity, and inclusion training to our workforce. 

At Pingel Family Law we believe the diversity in our staff, including our attorneys and other professionals leads our clients forward in recognizing, accepting, and appreciating their diversity. As a team within our office, we focused on the successes of our clients. Our inclusive environment is crucial to the success of our professionals (our firm’s most valued asset), as well as to the unique quality and focus of client service that we can provide to each person we serve, whatever their special, unique needs may be. 

When professionals work in a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment, everyone, from the first day on the job, feels supported, respected, and knows that they have the ability to succeed. Do you wish to experience the difference of a diverse, inclusive, and equitable firm to work with and for? Come experience why we’re different at Pingel Family Law!

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