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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 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.

2020 Most Selective Law Firms

#1
SCORE 9.893
2019 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 9.857
2019 Rank 2
#3
SCORE 9.673
2019 Rank 3
#4
SCORE 9.495
2019 Rank 5
#5
SCORE 9.442
2019 Rank 7
#6
SCORE 9.413
2019 Rank 9
#7
SCORE 9.374
2019 Rank 4
#8
SCORE 9.308
2019 Rank 6
#9
SCORE 9.273
2019 Rank 19
#10
SCORE 9.239
2019 Not Ranked
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