NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2021

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, PA - Orlando, Florida

http://www.lowndes-law.com

Compensation & Benefits

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2021 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 115,000

Summer Compensation

2021 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week) 0
2021 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 2115.38
2021 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) 0
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? No
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Case-by-case
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? No
Other Compensation

Included in entry-level compensation identified above is a $5,000 relocation and bar-preparation bonus.

Benefits 529 College Savings Plan
Bar Association Fees
Business Casual Dress Code
401(k)/IRA/Other Ret. Plan w/Employer Contribution
CLE
Dental Insurance
Domestic Partner Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
Family/Dependent Care Leave
Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
Life/AD&D Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Medical Insurance
Health Savings Account
Parental Leave
Parking/Transportation
Profit Sharing
Short-term Disability Insurance
Sick Leave
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
Vacation Leave
Vision Insurance
Please describe benefit package or provide additional comments

The firm pays bar review fees and moving expenses via a pre-employment bonus of $5,000 paid to incoming associates, which is included in the entry-level compensation figure. The firm also pays Florida and local Bar Association dues, CLE seminar costs, and select other community organization dues. Also, the firm maintains a standard group benefit package for all employees. The firm historically makes an annual contribution to the profit sharing plan for all attorneys. The firm provides a 401(k) plan, cafeteria plan, and HSA plan. The firm also has a competitive maternity/paternity leave policy.

Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by A set lock-step system (same base salary for each class year)
If not strictly a set lock-step system, what criteria are used to determine associate base salaries (excluding bonuses)? (check all that apply)

Annual bonuses to eligible associates

Has your organization offered annual bonuses to eligible associates in the past five years? Yes
Comments
What factors are used to determine the amount of an associate's bonus? (check all that apply) Hours billed
Quality of work
Pro bono hours
Business development
Overall contribution (e.g., recruitment activities, firm committees)
Other: External contributions
Are same sex domestic partners afforded the same benefits as spouses of attorneys? Yes

Opposite sex domestic partner benefits

Are opposite sex domestic partners afforded the same benefits as spouses of attorneys? No
If not, what (if any) benefits are provided to opposite sex domestic partners?

Benefits for opposite sex domestic partners are available after the individuals have resided together for a period of one year.

Parental leave or family care policy

Does your organization have a written parental leave or family care policy? Yes
Please link to or describe your firm's parental leave policy. Be sure to include information on leave for adoption, surrogacy, or other special circumstances.