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Best Law Firms to Work For

Associates assess their own firms on a range of workplace issues related to career development, job satisfaction, and quality of life.
Survey Methodology

Which law firms are the best to work for? For some, this is a far more important consideration than prestige. To determine our Best 25 Firms to Work For, we used a formula that weighed the most relevant categories for an overall quality of life ranking. Each firm's overall score was calculated using the following formula:

25% satisfaction; 10% firm culture; 10% hours; 10% compensation; 10% quality of work; 5% business outlook; 5% career outlook; 5% associate/partner relations; 5% transparency; 5% formal and informal training; 5% pro bono; 5% overall diversity

Like our Vault Law 100 rankings, our quality of life rankings are meant to reflect the subjective opinions of associates. These rankings are based on perceptions of insiders--some of whom may be biased in favor of (or against) their firms.

2019 Best Law Firms for Hours

#1
SCORE 9.122
2018 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 8.885
2018 Not Ranked
#3
SCORE 8.768
2018 Rank 18
#4
SCORE 8.604
2018 Rank 15
#5
SCORE 8.538
2018 Rank 4
#6
SCORE 8.526
2018 Not Ranked
#7
SCORE 8.521
2018 Rank 2
#8
SCORE 8.411
2018 Rank 5
#9
SCORE 8.345
2018 Not Ranked
#10
SCORE 8.293
2018 Not Ranked
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