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Troutman Sanders LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.
Troutman Sanders seeks highly motivated, personable individuals with outstanding intellectual ability, academic credentials and extracurricular accomplishments. Non-legal work experiences are also desirable, as they can greatly enhance insight for client issues. Because effective, clear writing is an indispensable legal skill, significant journal experience during law school is another favorable asset.
Not every successful law student will become a successful lawyer in a challenging, fast-paced law firm. Therefore, evidence of motivation, energy and the ability to effectively manage the competing demands of a rigorous schedule are essential.
Ultimately, the ability to gain the confidence of clients and command the respect of peers and adversaries alike distinguishes a truly exceptional lawyer. Accordingly, the firm desires individuals with outgoing personalities, confidence and strong leadership skills.
Troutman Sanders hires candidates who are interested in a collegial place to practice law and who demonstrate the potential to ultimately join the partnership. Unlike many other firms, Troutman Sanders associates may be considered for partnership as soon as they satisfy the firm's criteria for admission. The fi
Troutman Sanders is proud of its commitment to the communities it share with its clients and employees. It believes that helping clients who cannot pay for legal services is in keeping with the finest traditions of legal practice. Its attorneys and staff provide leadership and direct service to nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of each of the communities in which they work.
Amongst other things the firm's employees generously volunteer their time on nonprofit Boards, organize fundraising walks, conduct book collection drives for neighborhood schools and provide labor to build and renovate homes for low-income families.
Each year, the firm's lawyers and paralegals devote thousands of hours to pro bono legal services. They serve the legal needs of a wide range of clients - from individuals faced with eviction from their homes, to families seeking educational services for their special needs children, to non-profits trying to get organized.
The firm has committed to contribute 3 percent of the firm's years total billable hours to pro bono work which comes to around 60 hours of pro bono work per employee.