Nixon Peabody LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP - Hiring Criteria

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100 Summer Street | Boston | MA | 02110

Phone: 617-345-1000 | Fax: 617-345-1300

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Nixon Peabody LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Hiring Criteria

The firm looks for qualities such as academic excellence, strong writing skills, analytical ability, judgment, demonstration of leadership, initiative, self-confidence. Prior work experience, past legal experience and diversified outside activities are also considered. Law Review, other journal and moot court experience would by an advantage.

The firm is active in recruiting from campus placements as well as through job fairs. It visited 10 law schools in 2011, while attended three fairs in 2011.

Pro bono

Nixon Peabody encourages all its attorneys to perform a minimum of 60 pro bono hours annually, and 94% of associates performed an average of 72 pro bono hours each last year. The firm credits all pro bono hours towards billables and towards the hours-based threshold for bonus determinations.

A firm-wide Pro Bono Partner oversees the firm's pro bono initiatives, together with a pro bono committee comprised of associates and partners.

The firm's pro bono initiatives include assistance for wounded veterans, asylum work, projects in Darfur and Kosovo, a Holocaust Survivor Clinic, domestic violence and homelessness projects, and micro-entrepreneur programs.

All lawyers at Nixon Peabody are evaluated on their pro bono commitment, and attorneys who complete more than 100 hours of pro bono work are awarded with a Peabody Award.