Smith Moore Leatherwood is an outstanding place to work. Our employee pay, benefits, and time off compare favorably to other firms. We have very low turnover and a formal wellness program with extensive benefits. We have many part-time workers and a high percentage of flex time permitted and used. We have been recognized as one of Working Mother Magazine's 50 Best Law Firms for Women, as one of Triad Business Journal's Top Ten Places to Work (Greensboro, NC office), and as one of Triangle Business Journal's Best Places to Work (Raleigh, NC office).
Professional development and training opportunities are offered, both internally and outside the firm. All attorneys and paralegals have budgeted funds set aside each year for continuing legal education, well in excess of the minimum required continuing education requirements. Our largest practice group has had a formalized, Litigation Associate Training Program for almost a decade, featuring monthly lectures, skills demonstrations by our partners, and trial advocacy skills exercises. Our women's affinity group, PINK (which stands for "Promoting Inspiration, Networking and Knowledge") seeks to educate and mentor our female attorneys, so that they will develop successful practices and become partners at our firm. Our firm has a higher percentage of women partners (about 27%) than the national average for private law firms (about 17%).
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