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Best Law Firms to Work For

Associates assess their own firms on a range of workplace issues related to career development, job satisfaction, and quality of life. Vault's 2021 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted between late January 2020 through early April 2020.
Survey Methodology

Which law firms are the best to work for? For some, this is a far more important consideration than prestige. To determine our Best Law Firms to Work For, we used a formula that weighed the most relevant categories for an overall quality of life ranking. Each firm's overall score was calculated using the following formula:

25% satisfaction; 10% firm culture; 10% hours; 10% compensation; 10% quality of work; 5% business outlook; 5% career outlook; 5% associate/partner relations; 5% transparency; 5% formal and informal training; 5% pro bono; 5% overall diversity

Like our Vault Law 100 rankings, our quality of life rankings are meant to reflect the subjective opinions of associates. These rankings are based on perceptions of insiders—some of whom may be biased in favor of (or against) their firms.

Vault's 2021 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted between late January 2020 through early April 2020.

2021 Best Law Firms for Formal Training

#1
SCORE 9.537
2020 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 9.386
2020 Rank 4
#3
SCORE 9.143
2020 Rank 8
#4
SCORE 9.073
2020 Rank 2
#5
SCORE 9.040
2020 Rank 7
#6
SCORE 9.038
2020 Rank 14
#7
SCORE 8.886
2020 Rank 3
#8
SCORE 8.847
2020 Rank 9
#9
SCORE 8.838
2020 Rank 5
#10
SCORE 8.743
2020 Rank 16