We know that Biglaw is in the midst of a talent war, with associates reaping the benefits. The response from Biglaw has been pretty generous with the money, but they know that it’s going to take more than cold, hard cash to keep the associates they need. Some of the creative perks Biglaw has bestowed on hardworking associates include: Peloton, a selection of high-end gifts, billable hours for unplugging from work, free food, and up to $15K for any purchase toward rest, recreation, and relaxation.
The latest perk Above the Law has gotten wind of combines associates’ desire for both money and work/life balance. Last week, Goodwin announced a new program, “Recharge on Goodwin,” which picks up the tab for associates’ vacations. Eligible associates — those who billed 1,950 hours in 2021 — can choose between a number of week-long trips, including an island escape, a family-friendly Disney trip, a winery tour, a spa excursion, and more. And if none of the curated vacations are appealing, folks can work with a travel agent to create their own perfect trip.
Kudos to the firm for this program. Not only does it thank associates for all their hard work, but it also demonstrates the value they put on taking time off from work. You can read the full announcement from the firm below.
Hope the Goodwin associates enjoy their deserved vacations.
Are other firm’s taking similar measures? Let us know! Please email it to us (subject line: “[Firm Name] Thanks”) or text us (646-820-8477). Please include the memo if available. You can take a photo of the memo and send it via text or email if you don’t want to forward the original PDF or Word file.
Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, host of The Jabot podcast, and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).
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