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Dorsey & Whitney LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.
Dorsey prefers affable, diverse, and well-rounded individuals with high academic achievement (law school and undergraduate), extra-curricular activities (law journal, moot court, etc.), and strong work ethics. It hires outstanding people, gives them training and mentoring opportunities, and helps them develop skills to deliver excellent client service.
Campus Interviews were held at the following places:
Duke University School of Law
George Washington University Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Harvard Law School
Northwestern University School of Law
Seattle University School of Law
Stanford Law School
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
University of Michigan Law School
University of Minnesota Law School
University of Virginia School of Law
University of Washington School of Law
Lavender Law Career Fair
Loyola Patent Interview Program
Northwest Minority Job Fair
Dorsey's goal is to continue its long-term commitment to serve the unmet legal needs of disadvantaged individuals, and of organizations that cannot pay for legal services, by providing a wide range of sophisticated, specialized and high quality legal services on a pro bono basis. Community is a Dorsey & Whitney core value.
The pro bono program of Dorsey enables its lawyers to help meet the great need of the disadvantaged in community for legal services. Pro bono gives its lawyers meaningful work experience, and it builds goodwill and satisfaction in the communities they serve. Pro bono binds the firm together.
In 1993, Dorsey & Whitney subscribed to the American Bar Association's Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge as a charter signatory. It exceeded the Challenge by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono every year since 1993.
In keeping with its ongoing commitment to pro bono and to encourage participation, Dorsey has hours and bonus polices for all of its attorneys. Dorsey partners receive billable credit for their first 50 hours of pro bono services they provide annually. The associate bonus policy counts up to 50 hours of pro bono time towards meeting the associate hours' requirement and once they have made their hours' requirement, an additional 100 hours of pro bono time will be counted in the calculation of their productivity bonuses. Further, it works with its contract, staff, and senior attorneys to include pro bono hours as part of their work arrangements.