NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2021

Schiff Hardin LLP - Chicago, Illinois

Workplace Environment

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Firm Policies

Please describe your firm's policies for summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers regarding employment disputes and workplace misconduct

Schiff does not require anyone in those positions to enter into an alternative dispute resolution agreement.

Please describe specifically your firm's policies surrounding non-disclosure agreements as they apply to summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers

Schiff does not ask anyone in those positions to enter into non-disclosure agreements with the firm, other than to protect confidential client information and Firm financial information.

Please describe specifically your firm's policies surrounding mandatory arbitration agreements as they apply to summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers

Schiff does not require anyone in those positions to enter into a mandatory arbitration agreement.

Please describe any well-being initiatives or programs at your firm

The last year has brought incredible challenges to so many people around the world, and we have worked hard to support the people who work at Schiff.  For 2020 and 2021, our New Moms Group suggested and the firm added credit for up to 40 hours of wellness time for lawyers. Our Disability Inclusion Group hosted two panels with mental health professionals discussing how we can support our own and our family members’ mental health during this difficult time.  And to build and create community and opportunities to discuss difficult topics, we hosted small book groups to discuss the roots of racism and the history of Black people in the United States.

Alumni Relations

Does your organization have a formal alumni program? No
Does your organization have a dedicated alumni relations staff? No
What benefits are available to your organization's attorney alumni? (check all that apply)
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