|Main office||North Point, 901 Lakeside Avenue | Cleveland | OH | 44114|
|Year of establishment||1893|
|Number of offices||35|
|Number of attorneys||1472|
|Number of associates||385|
|Number of partners||845|
|Partner: associate ratio||2.20|
|Percent women attorneys||27.80|
|Percent minority attorneys||13.10|
All law firms seek to serve clients effectively. Some do it more consistently than others. Jones Day ranked highly in the BTI Consulting Group's 2014 "Client Service A-Team" ranking, which identifies the top 30 law firms for client service through a national survey of corporate counsel. "Blazing the trail for superior client service delivery, Jones Day earns Best of the Best status in 9 key activities, including Understanding the Client's Business and Helping to Advise on Business Issuesâ€”where Jones Day has earned top honors for an impressive 9 consecutive years." Jones Day has also ranked in the Top 10 every year since 2000 in the Corporate Board Member/FTI Consulting annual survey of the best corporate law firms. These are just two indications that our focus on serving our clients' needs, and not on the financial metrics that are so commonly used today to measure law firm performance, is recognized by our clients, who reward us with more opportunities to help them meet their interests. Jones Day is organized as a true partnership, and it operates as such; we are not an LLP or LLC or some other quasi-corporate entity. We see ourselves as a global legal institution based on a set of principles to which a large number of men and women can commit â€“ principles that have a social purpose and permanence, that transcend individual interests. While this may well be a more sociological description than you would see on most law firm web sites, and no doubt is subject to a skeptical reaction from many when they first read or hear it, we believe it accurately describes one important aspect of what makes Jones Day the client service organization that it is.
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Awards and recognitions
The firm's commitment to client service has repeatedly earned the firm first-place ratings from The BTI Consulting Group, an organization that monitors client satisfaction with legal services. The annual ranking is based on independent, individual interviews with more than 300 Fortune 1000 general counsel.
Since the inception of the BTI Client Service ranking eleven years ago, Jones Day has ranked number one seven times.
In key client service criteria, the firm was recognized as among the "Best of the Best" (Tier 1) in Breadth of Service, Understanding the Client's Business, Keeping Clients Informed, and Legal Skills, among several other categories.
Year after year in surveys by the BTI Consulting Group it has been recognized for award-winning client service, becoming the only firm to earn top rating year after year.
Jones Day's litigation team in London was recognized by Legal Week at the 2009 British Legal Awards and was named "Litigation and Regulatory Team of the Year"
A client satisfaction survey organized by Legal Week Intelligence, ranked Jones Day among the U.K.'s "top-performing firms" in the international firm category
Their consistent high performance has earned the firm a place among the elite firms elected to the BTI Client Service Hall of Fame.
Jones Day has the second-highest number of employees in a U.S. law firm. Perhaps the best evidence that the firms hiring process works fairly and effectively is the very small number of Jones Day partners who leave for other peer firms.
Rooted in strong core values, it is considered as one of the best places in the world for associates to begin their careers. The company puts employee interest and respects the value they bring to the firm. It did not layoff any worker during the recent recession and the continuing economic crisis.
Unlike most other firms, Jones Day puts more emphasis on the personal interview and the qualities and attributes of the job applicant rather than on the law school from which he or she may have graduated. The pay is good, and the training and learning on the job is exceptional.
Apart from legal competence, the firm expects it candidates to have strong moral values of integrity, simple honesty in all dealings and accepting personal responsibility.
A demonstration of the firm's commitment to diversity is the fact that the firm's lawyers come from all over the world. Their lawyers are from 27 countries and they speak 55 languages. Kevyn Orr is the Hiring and Diversity Partner at Jones Day and he says "that when we say we support collegiality, that we work as a team and that we are fair and balanced, we are speaking the truth."
Jones Day is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting attorneys and law students from a variety of backgrounds. The firms says that it seeks a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates, and provides those candidates an opportunity to observe for themselves their commitment to hiring, developing, and promoting women, minorities, and other diverse groups.
Summer associate program
Jones Day seeks lawyers who will thrive in the exceptionally supportive, nonhierarchical, team environment that is the hallmark of Jones Day. Their lawyers must share the firm's non-negotiable fundamental principles: exemplary integrity, a selfless dedication to the Firm and a sense of responsibility and initiative that leads them to take ownership of assignments and to complete them at the highest level of quality legal service.
The firms says that their Summer associates have a sense of involvement in the firm and leave with an accurate picture of what being a Jones Day lawyer is like. They say that most candidates, following their Summer associate program experience return to join.
A $10,000 summer living stipend is paid on June 1 to those who are taking the July Bar Exam. Bar Exam Review Course and Bar Exam Fees are paid by the firm in addition to the stipend. A relocation expense package is also provided.
Summer associate salary in Washington is $13,333 monthly. A one-time stipend to assist with relocation expenses will be paid to summer associates at the beginning of the summer.
Salary & benefits
Consistent with its position as a premier global law firm, Jones Day offers competitive salary packages by individual geographic market. Associate compensation for lawyers at Jones Day is reviewed annually in connection with their evaluation process. Salary determinations are based upon merit, considering an individual's total contribution to the firm, individual development and effectiveness.
A starting salary for new associates in Washington is $160,000 annually.
Generally judicial clerks joining Jones Day directly from a federal court clerkship receive a competitive bonus, reflecting the value the firm places on the clerkship experience. In addition, the firm provides credit for the time spent clerking for both compensation and seniority purposes. While the firm prefers that its associates complete their clerkships prior to joining, it also recognizes that this is not always possible. Post-employment judicial clerks are considered on a case-by-case basis for compensation, seniority and clerkship bonus.
For those taking the July bar exams a $10,000 summer living stipend is paid on June 1. Bar Exam Review Course and Bar Exam Fees will also be borne by the firm. A relocation expense package is also provided.
Very competitive benefits. Highlights - medical / dental insurance; spouse / domestic partner / child coverage; 4 weeks vacation; 401k; various life insurance, disability and long-term care programs; health and dependent care spending accounts; health savings accounts; paid medical and family leave program; personal assistance program; emergency backup child care services.
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