Advice to law firm management: Stop breaking down associates’ self esteem. Cut the insane billable requirement. Cut the bullshit. Learn some humanity.
Pros: Most of the partners are nice people and there is some support for sharing your ideas.
Cons: Attorney salary starts at 44k and maxes out at 75-85k after 5 years. Require 225 billable hours monthly, which I think is maybe the highest billable requirement in North America. Extremely cheap/low salary, no raises really. They also don’t care about work quality - just bring in new clients for millionaire partners.
Partners to Avoid and Why: Avoid Jeff Bell and Eric Schlesinger. They have an inferiority complex. Most other partners are mediocre on the legal work.
Favorite Things About this Firm: Good experience with court appearances in NJ. Arbitrations, conferences, and other public speaking experience.
Advice to law firm management: There needs to be a focus on increasing office morale. Staff should be compensated more for their work. The staff should continue to be supportive to other employees.
Pros: A positive law firm environment in which great staff are supportive of others. There is good learning experience in litigation. The work team is very professional.
Cons: Some of the firm employees lack passion. The starting salary is very low. There are high expectations for the amount of hours to work. Some employees are not happy, which results in poor office morale.
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