Mayer Brown – One of the Top Ten Family Friendly Law Firms

July 13th, 2009

In today’s dog-eat-dog world, it is hard to find any corporation that is willing to look out for their employees. Often, large businesses are so focused on the bottom line, that they overlook the people that work hard everyday to make that business a success. However, there are still businesses out there that will look out for the little people.

Mayer Brown is one of them. For two years running, this large multi-national law firm has made the list as one of the Top Ten Family Friendly Law Firms by Yale Law Women, and is ranked as one of the Top 100 law firms by Vault Career Intelligence.

A day in the life of a law office is often hectic and stressful. The attorneys are constantly running back and forth from court to the office and must adhere to strict deadlines daily. More often than not, attorneys have to bring work home, taking even more time away from their family and other personal obligations. Indeed, it is difficult to have a personal life outside of the law firm, let alone having a family, which is a full time job in and of itself.

Fortunately, the Mayer Brown law firm recognizes that in order for their employees to be successful at work, they must also be successful at home. This firm offers many programs that allows their employees to balance their personal life and their professional life. For instance, the firm has a back up child care service, 18 weeks of paid leave for new parents, and coaching for parents returning to work. Benefits such as these are what turns an employer from more than just job, but a family, which inspires loyalty and is something that all businesses should strive for.

Not only does this firm look out for the well being of it’s employees, it also looks out for the employees of other firms as well. This firm is a founding member of the Project for Attorney Retention, which promotes the balance of a career and personal life, along with advancement for women.

Mayer Brown is an inspirational company that has set a good example for other companies looking for ways to improve employee morale.