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1. One Firm / Formidable Talent

Jones Day is dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients and offers each of its lawyers the opportunity to join a collaborative team that works across borders and practices. We seek lawyers who are committed to delivering the best service possible to our clients. Our lawyers take great pride in their work, they lack pretension, and they show respect and consideration to everyone in the Firm—partners, associates, and staff—alike. Learn more about a career at Jones Day.

2. Worldwide Recognition

Jones Day is the only firm to earn top ratings year after year. Jones Day is ranked #1 in the BTI Consulting Group's 2020 Client Service A-Team report for the fourth consecutive year and the 12th time since BTI has been publishing its results, based on independent research. Read more

 

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that it ranks #1 in the 2019 Acritas U.S. Law Firm Brand Index, a report ranking the top law firm brands in the United States. Read More

Jones Day earned recognition as a "Litigation Powerhouse" in three separate categories in BTI Consulting Group's "Litigation Outlook 2020" report. A "Litigation Powerhouse" is a firm corporate counsel currently turn to for their most pressing litigation needs. Read more.

 Learn more about our Recognitions.  

 3. Pro Bono

Latin America Refugee Project

Jones Day has a longstanding commitment to fighting for access to the Rule of Law for refugees. In 2014, Jones Day responded to unprecedented need at the U.S. southern border by launching a project to assist unaccompanied children and mothers with children.  We deepened our commitment in March 2017 by launching the Laredo Project.  Through the Project, the Firm has assisted thousands of refugees, mostly women, fleeing physical, sexual, and psychological violence in their home countries and seeking asylum and similar relief in the U.S. 

Our Laredo Project operates year round, and is physically based out of a local Laredo hotel, akin to a traditional “remote trial site.”  We staff the project each week with a rotating complement of volunteer lawyers and volunteer interpreters, who work in teams to screen cases for possible representation and provide pro se advice to those whom we cannot represent.  After an on-the-ground team recommends a migrant for representation and that migrant is engaged as a client, we form a remote trial team to brief and try their case before U.S. Immigration Court. 

Jones Day continues to provide legal services to migrants detained or released into the U.S. who are fleeing persecution in their home countries and seeking asylum in the U.S.  Now, however, migrants are subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols (“MPP”). 

Under MPP, also known as the Remain in Mexico Policy, migrants seeking asylum or other fear-based relief in the U.S. who either present at the border or are apprehended near the border are returned to Mexico.  They then await their immigration court proceedings in Mexico, rather than in the U.S.  The migrants receive a Notice to Appear in U.S. Immigration Court on a specific future date and, on that date, they present again at the U.S.-Mexico border, where they are brought to an MPP Court on the U.S. side of the border for their hearing. 

MPP proceedings are expedited.  They take place in a series of tents, shipping container buildings, and temporary hard sided buildings, where hearings are conducted via videoconference with judges across the U.S. 

The migrants’ presence in Mexico and expedited court appearances across the border in the U.S. present a number of logistical hurdles that make securing legal assistance difficult.  Thus, without Jones Day’s involvement, the migrants we serve would almost certainly have no access to legal counsel in pursuing the protections of U.S. asylum laws. 

Learn more about Pro Bono.  

 4. Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement

 

At Jones Day, diversity is not only enthusiastically embraced, but diligently pursued. Diversity makes us better and helps us deliver the service our clients expect. By mentoring and promoting women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, and those who are disabled, we leverage the unique strength and experiences of an exceptionally talented group of attorneys, while improving the atmosphere of our Firm.

Perspectives & Pathways: Jones Day 1L Diversity Conference 

Jones Day hosts “Perspectives and Pathways,” our annual* 1L Diversity Conference, bringing together Jones Day lawyers, Firm clients, and first-year law students. There are many different pathways to success; our goal is to help law students find theirs. Learn more about our 1L Diversity Conference.

*After monitoring the COVID developments closely, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Jones Day 1L Diversity Conference. While we were disappointed, we believe it was the only prudent decision as the safety of the students, our lawyers, staff, and clients is paramount.

Women and Lawyers of Color in Leadership

We are committed to making meaningful progress on diversity in the legal profession, to increasing diversity awareness within the Firm, and to recruiting, retaining, and promoting the best attorneys and law students from all backgrounds. Women and/or lawyers of color hold 13 of our 23 office and regional leadership positions in the United States, and 29 of the 53 office and regional leadership positions worldwide.  Learn more about our Affinity Groups.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO)

Jones Day has partnered with and continues to help expand Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO). "No law firm accepts SEO interns in as many cities as Jones Day. The Firm has been a leader in the expansion of the program…" William Goodloe, President and CEO of SEO. Learn more about the SEO Law Fellowship

Jones Day is a global institution that not only transcends national borders, but is unified by the commitment of our lawyers to the advancement of the rule of law and the universal principles of justice that underlie the law in all the jurisdictions in which we advise clients.  One of the most important manifestations of this commitment is that our lawyers come to us from all over the world. We have 43 offices in 18 countries on five continents. Our lawyers are citizens of 50 nations; they speak 55 languages. They have been trained in scores of law schools; they’ve served in the military, in government, in the judiciary, in academia, and in the corporate world. They truly reflect the entirety of the human race. And they are One Firm Worldwide because they are dedicated to providing exceptional client service by developing their full potential as lawyers and by recognizing and supporting the talents of their colleagues. The lawyers at Jones Day are leaders who know that their talent and hard work will create opportunity that will itself produce success for them, for the Firm, and most importantly, for our clients.  Learn more about Diversity.

5. Associate Opportunities, Training & Development

New Lawyers Group and Academy

As with all relationships, we believe it takes some time for an individual to find his or her personal fit within the Firm and passion for a specific practice. That uncertainty and the value of experiencing a variety of assignments and practices during that first year at the Firm led Jones Day to establish the New Lawyers Group. It guarantees exposure to a wide variety of lawyers, practice areas, styles of practice, and the experience of practicing within our culture of collaboration and mutual support. 

One of the high points of the new lawyer year is the New Lawyers Academy in Washington, DC. Each fall, new lawyers assemble from our more than 40 offices around the world to meet and network with each other. Firm leaders, partner, and associates teach the new lawyers about Jones Day's culture, history, organization, and achievements and lead substantive and interactive training sessions.

Learn more about the New Lawyers Group.

Training and Development 

Jones Day recognizes that your development into an exceptional lawyer is a journey that starts the first day you walk in the door and continues throughout your career. The Firm provides ongoing professional development and training opportunities to lawyers at every level of practice.  Learn more about Training and Development.