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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Community culture, caring management, fast paced environment

    Jun 23, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    - Supportive management - Excellent benefits - Community culture first - Impressive client list - Lots of opportunity to network

    Cons

    - Outdated practices (especially between lawyer and admin relationships) - Obvious socioeconomic divide between admin staff/lawyers - Poor hybrid offerings after returning to office

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Best Law Firm I have worked at

    Aug 3, 2022 - Executive Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Plenty of support in all areas, benefits and flexibility. Congenial work environment that is not stressful.

    Cons

    The multi-levels of secretarial supervisory management that is not necessary and a wasteful use of money. All that the secretarial management team does is hound you to enter your daily work tasks into their tracking system and keep track of leave requests.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing job experience before law school

    Aug 3, 2022 - Project Assistant in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    Great people; great benefits; and the opportunity to hear about complex legal issues that give you a leg up in law school

    Cons

    Some tedious/monotonous projects; long hours even for support staff; and no guarantees of coming back as an attorney if interested

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