Foster Pepper PLLC, with its numerous practice areas, offers many career opportunities for new and experienced lawyers. Our atmosphere is one that's both informal and friendly and where you have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable lawyers in the Northwest while your practice participates in matters that shape the development of the region.
Our client base is dynamic; our culture collegial. We offer technological and other resources that will free you to focus on your practice. Lawyers in our Firm regularly participate with their colleagues in an interdisciplinary approach to our clients' diverse needs.
For all positions, quality and depth of experience in the requisite substantive areas are weighted most heavily. Strong academic achievement is highly valued.
Our success as a law firm is a direct result of the people who work here. We not only recognize the talents of our employees, but we also respect their lives outside the firm and are committed to exploring ways to help them meet both their professional and personal goals.
Working with our associates - those attorneys who are not yet members — the firm devised a new compensation policy consistent with Foster Pepper's commitment to maintaining the best people with rounded lives, and a high-quality practice.
Many large firms require associates to bill 1,900 hours or more. The new salary standard at Foster Pepper is based on a billable hour expectation of 1,800 hours, a respectable level of work that allows time to attend a child's soccer game, care for a spouse or parent, volunteer at a local school, or otherwise serve in the community and still develop a robust practice. For each billable hour in excess of 1,850, the associate shares in the additional revenue. The beauty of this new plan is that young lawyers may work more hours at their option. It's a matter of choice. If they do, they are financially rewarded.
Foster Pepper chose this new approach because we believe the practice of law should not be defined by how much money we make. Our firm's tradition is rooted in a devotion to providing high quality legal service in an efficient and ethical way. We want to be the best lawyers at what we do, and we want to attract lawyers who share our commitment to pursuing a high quality, intellectually satisfying legal practice.
The new compensation plan also fits well with our firm's "Commitment to Core Values" and our tradition of giving back to the community through our charitable giving and Pro Bono programs.
Individuals interested in learning more about Foster Pepper PLLC may contact our Recruiting Manager, Bethany Brown.
We have concluded interviews for our 2013 Summer Associate Program. We will begin accepting applications for our 2014 Summer Associate Program in late July. We participate in on campus interviews at various schools and also request applications from many schools via their career service office. We participate in the Northwest Minority Job Fair and offer a 1L Diversity Fellowship. Please check back in July for more information about our 2014 Summer Associate Program and 2013 on-campus interview dates. To view our 2013 Summer Associate Program brochure, click here.
To review our NALP form, please visit: www.nalpdirectory.com. Please contact Bethany Brown, Manager, Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development, if you have questions regarding our summer program. She would be happy to talk with you generally about the firm, our culture and answer any other questions you have about Foster Pepper PLLC and working here.
Foster Pepper PLLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate, in violation of law, on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, age, political ideology, sexual orientation or disability.