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Help initiate channels to offer guidance or answer questions. Too often there is only silence from attorneys. When staff seeks out assistance, do not stand by silently or criticize.
Good people who hold onto the memory of working for a great firm
There is an unbelievable amount of motion with nothing ever accomplished. No oversight, no feedback, no response until the blame game begins. Staff is forced to wing it and make due but rather than show any appreciation for effort, there is an onslaught of criticism.
Those individuals put in place to advocate for staff are poor leaders, who are really "yes" men. Do not expect any loyalty or honesty from this firm.
Get to know people and reward them for creativity and other criteria besides how much money you made them
Lots of good people work there
Management is hard to understand and there is a mystery few who seem to control everything
I think it depends on what one is willing to tolerate, or what one expects
The many good people who work there
Baker Donelson has built a reputation for achieving results for our clients, both nationally and internationally, on a wide range of legal matters. While providing legal services is our focus, it is how we deliver them that sets us apart. Our goal is to provide clients with more than what they have come to expect from a law firm.
Baker Donelson commits to a deep understanding of a client's business, to enable us to anticipate clients' needs and assist in their decision-making processes. Because we offer consistent, knowledgeable guidance based on their specific goals and objectives, clients view us as a valued business partner. This allows them to focus on the growth and success of their businesses, confident their legal issues will be handled by an attentive, responsive team.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.
We recruit candidates with outstanding academic credentials, strong interpersonal skills, evidence of strong writing and oral skills, a variety of extracurricular activities, and demonstrated leadership abilities.
From homelessness to debtors' prisons, volunteer lawyer programs to non-profit transactions, Baker Donelson is always involved in a wide variety of pro bono projects. Some highlights are featured below and in our Pro Bono Annual Report, which you can download here. Also check out examples of the pro bono work being done by a specific Baker Donelson office by clicking on the office links below. For continuing updates and current events, visit our pro bono blog, One Good Turn.
September 18, 2012 - Baker Donelson Wins ILTA's 2012 Distinguished Peer Award for Project of the YearJanuary 5, 2012 - David Gambrell to Receive American Bar Foundation's Outstanding Service AwardJuly 29, 2009 - Linda Klein Honored with ABA's Muskie Pro Bono AwardSeptember 6, 2011 - Meredith L. Williams Wins Prestigious International Legal Technology Association AwardJanuary 15, 2009 - Georgia State Bar Honors Linda Klein with Lifetime Achievement AwardJune 4, 2014 - Baker Donelson Named NLADA Beacon of Justice Award WinnerSeptember 30, 2013 - George T. "Buck" Lewis Receives University of Tennessee Alumni Service AwardDecember 8, 2010 - Baker Donelson Receives Legal Standard of Excellence Award for New WebsiteJuly 15, 2014 - W. Scott Welch Receives Mississippi Bar's Lifetime Achievement AwardJuly 14, 2010 - ABA Section Recognizes Baker Donelson Attorney George T. "Buck" Lewis with Public Service AwardMarch 2, 2011 - Frank S. James Receives Distinguished Alumnus AwardSpring 2010 - Barrister's Breakfast Receives Outstanding Project of the Year AwardOctober 12, 2010 - UNICO Recognizes Lewis Donelson with Civic AwardMay 29, 2008 - TBA Honors Baker Donelson with Its Law Firm Pro Bono AwardAugust 5, 2011 - Andrew J. Potts Named 2011 Judge Walter P. Gewin Award Winner by Alabama State BarFebruary 15, 2013 - Charles K. Grant Recognized with Public Service AwardJune 22, 2012 - Edward P. Meyerson Receives Lifetime Achievement AwardFebruary 15, 2012 - W. Scott Welch Receives Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement AwardMarch 28, 2014 - Baker Donelson's Donna Fraiche Named Recipient of 2014 Esprit de Femme AwardJuly 24, 2012 - Barry W. Ford Receives Capital Area Bar Association Professionalism AwardDecember 9, 2010 - Memphis Bar Association Recognizes Craig C. Conley with Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial AwardNovember 10, 2009 - Baker Donelson's New Baton Rouge Office Garners Design AwardJanuary 29, 2014 - Baker Donelson's Carol Owen Named 2013 Recipient of Inaugural Service AwardAugust 28, 2012 - Baker Donelson Receives Pro Bono Award for Efforts in Animal LawJanuary 4, 2011 - Baker Donelson Receives Southface's Volunteer of the Year AwardDecember 17, 2012 - Baker Donelson's Donna D. Fraiche Selected as 2012 Weiss Award RecipientDecember 20, 2012 - Lewis Donelson Honored with Two Awards Recognizing His Service to the Community and Profession
At Baker Donelson, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome people of all races, genders, ages, languages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, disabilities, sexual orientations and religious beliefs to assist our clients in achieving their legal goals. We understand and salute the unique perspectives and approaches that are provided by differences in educational background, socio-economic background, personality profile, geographic location, job duties, marital and family status.
Baker Donelson's Summer Associate Program imparts a realistic view of the practice and culture of our Firm. Our Summer Associates experience diverse, challenging assignments across a wide range of practice areas. They also can expect structured, personalized feedback throughout the assignments, and they have the opportunity to attend trials, hearings, depositions, negotiations and client conferences.
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