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Directory Year: 2022

Dinsmore & Shohl - Columbus, Ohio

http://www.dinsmore.com/columbus/

Compensation & Benefits

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2022 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 165,000

Summer Compensation

2022 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week)
2022 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 2,700
2022 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) 2,700
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? No
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Case-by-case
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? Case-by-case
Other Compensation

Compensation varies by location. The IP starting salary is $155,000.

Dinsmore offers salary and partnership credit for federal judicial clerkships.

Benefits 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
529 College Savings Plan
Bar Association Fees
Business Casual Dress Code
CLE
Dental Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Family/Dependent Care Leave
Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
Life/AD&D Insurance
Long-term Care Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Medical Insurance
Health Savings Account
Parental Leave
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 provides all full time Associates unlimited vacation time to afford the flexibility to take planned vacations as needed. With unlimited vacation time comes the belief that Associates should take responsibility for managing their own schedules, billable hour goals, collaboration with the Partner(s) and co-workers with whom they work most closely and the communication within their own department/practice group to support one another whenever possible with workloads and client expectations.  

Additionally, associates are given a client development account, the amount of which is based on length of service.

Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by A combination lock-step and merit system
If not strictly a set lock-step system, what criteria are used to determine associate base salaries (excluding bonuses)? (check all that apply) Hours billed
Quality of work
Business development
Overall contribution (e.g., recruitment activities, firm committees)

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
Business development
Overall contribution (e.g., recruitment activities, firm committees)

Same sex domestic partner benefits

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

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?

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.

Pending eligibililty, we offer pregnancy disability of 10 weeks & 8 weeks of parental leave for the birthing parent, which is 18 weeks paid at 100%. For the non-birthing parent we offer 8 weeks paid at 100% that can be taken in 1 week increments throughout the first year of life.