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Lindquist Rises in AmLaw Mid-Level Associate Satisfaction Rankings


Lindquist & Vennum ranked 22nd nationally in America Lawyer's 2011 mid-level associate satisfaction rankings, up from 42nd in 2010. The firm also ranked 4th on the Non-Am Law 200 List.

American Lawyer Methodology

American Lawyer's annual Midlevel Associates Survey is based on responses from 5,361 third-, fourth-, and fifth-year associates (classes of 2006, 2007, and 2008) from law firm offices around the globe. Any firm may participate in the survey, which is distributed during the spring.

For a firm to be included in the National Rankings chart, American Lawyer must receive ten or more completed surveys from associates with the firm. This year, associates from 149 firms participated, and 126 of the firms returned the minimum ten responses. A firm's national score is the average of 12 questions on the survey that summarize the firm's qualities, including the interest and satisfaction levels of work; benefits and compensation; relations between associates and partners; training and guidance; management's openness about firm strategies and partnership chances; the firm's attitude toward pro bono work; billable hours policy; and the likelihood of the associate being at the firm in two years.

Lindquist & Vennum Survey Responses

Twenty-one Lindquist & Vennum mid-level and senior associates completed the survey. Respondents graded the firm on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score.

Lindquist & Vennum Scores:

How interesting the work is: 4.05 
How satisfying the work is: 3.89 
Benefits and compensation: 3.84 
Associate Relations: 4.42 
Partner-associate relations: 4.00 
Training and guidance: 3.74 
Openness re: finances: 3.47 
Communication re: partnership: 3.56 
Realistic billable hours: 4.05 
Attitude toward pro bono: 4.74 
Likelihood of staying two years: 4.21 
Overall rating as a place to work: 4.32

Duff, Christine
Communications and Brand Manager

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