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Hogan Lovells follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.
Hogan Lovells hires qualified candidates with outstanding performance. Superior academic credentials, particularly with respect to law school grades and class rank, and excellent written and oral communication skills, are required qualifications over and above the basic requirements. The firm encourages candidates with characteristics like demonstrated leadership skill, strong motivation, good judgment, the ability to work well with others, and an interest in community involvement.
The firm participates in job fairs and campus recruitment's. In 2011, the firm visited 10 law schools for campus recruitment's, while it participated in 2 job fairs during 2011.
The Hogan Lovells' pro bono practice helps those without access to justice or the means to hire lawyers, and to meet the legal needs of charities and non-profit social enterprises. 'The goal of Pro Bono Practice is to attain excellent results for clients in need,' the firm believes.
The firm has a separate pro bono practice group, staffed by a partner and several associates who are devoted exclusively to providing pro bono legal services and facilitating other pro bono efforts by firm attorneys. In 2010, 78% of associates in the Washington, D.C. office averaged 107 pro bono hours each. The firm will credit up to 100 hours of pro bono work for attorneys who bill at least 1,800 hours annually.
The firm encourages individual lawyers to volunteer and bring potential pro bono matters to the firm.
Hogan Lovells has an internal Pro Bono Team Fellowship program through which lawyers not assigned to the Pro Bono Practice can seek extraordinary hours credit for large pro bono matters. The firm budgets 5,000 hours annually to support the work of associates in offices all over the U.S. on large and complex pro bono matters, in addition to the usual hours credit that is provided.