|2023 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year)||185,000-200,000|
|2023 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week)||3,550-3,850|
|2023 compensation for 2Ls ($/week)||3,550-3,850|
|2023 compensation for 1Ls ($/week)||3,550-3,850|
|Judicial Clerkship Bonus?||Yes|
|Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship?||Yes|
|Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees?||Case-by-case|
The firm provides a $20,000 bonus and gives one year of credit toward compensation and membership consideration to associates joining the firm directly from a federal court clerkship. For two separate federal clerkships, where at least one is with a federal appeals court, the firm will provide a total bonus of $30,000 plus one year of credit for compensation and partnership class consideration purposes. The firm provides a $10,000 bonus for a clerkship with a state-level court of appeals or supreme court and compensation and partnership class consideration credit are evaluated case-by-case.
529 College Savings Plan
Bar Association Fees
Business Casual Dress Code
401(k)/IRA/Other Ret. Plan w/Employer Contribution
Domestic Partner Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
Family/Dependent Care Leave
Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
Health Club Membership
Long-term Disability Insurance
Health Savings Account
Short-term Disability Insurance
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
|Please describe benefit package or provide additional comments||
Bass, Berry & Sims is committed to developing our attorneys both professionally and personally. As a part of that commitment, our firm offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a wellness initiatives program and back-up child and elder care.
|Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by||Other: A set lock-step system (same base salary for each class year) based on office: Tennessee ($185,000 starting) and Washington, DC ($200,000 starting)|
|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|
The firm has an incentive bonus plan. In order to be bonus eligible attorneys must be employed by the firm on or before June 1.
|What factors are used to determine the amount of an associate's bonus? (check all that apply)||
Quality of work
Pro bono hours
Overall contribution (e.g., recruitment activities, firm committees)
|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?||
Since opposite sex domestic partners are considered to be ineligible dependents, no benefits are provided.
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.||
Our parental leave policy is up to 18 weeks for primary caregiver and 6 weeks for non-primary caregiver for the birth, adoption or grant custody of a child. Additionally, 50% workload ramp-down and ramp-up periods are provided to primary caregivers before and after their parental leave.