Can I work at Day Pitney and still have a life?Our attorneys tend to be as passionate about their personal interests as they are about practicing law. We have photographers and politicians, sailors and soccer moms, runners and restaurant reviewers, and just about anything else you can imagine.
What if I want to be involved in the community?You will find that Day Pitney people are as committed to their communities as they are to their clients. Most of our lawyers are active in community, professional, and civic matters. Some examples of community roles held by Day Pitney people are: Board member of the Urban League of Greater Hartford; Chairperson of a local planning and zoning commission; Deputy Regional President, Region 1, Hispanic Regional Bar Association; state Senator; Commissioner of a state Occupational Safety and Health Review Committee; member of New York City Commission to Combat Police Corruption; corporator of a local hospital; board member and trustee of colleges and institutions of higher learning; and a president of the Energy Bar Association.
Can I have a family and succeed at Day Pitney?Absolutely. The vast majority of our attorneys (partners and associates) have chosen to combine professional success with parenting.
What kind of feedback do associates get?Each first-year associate is given a mid-year and annual review during the first year with the firm. After the first year, formal associate evaluations take place annually. These reviews can be very valuable, yet the most crucial feedback associates receive is the informal coaching delivered by experienced practitioners with whom they work side-by-side.
How are new associates assigned to offices and departments?Practice area assignments are based on the firm's current and expected needs, market forces, and the legal climate in general. However, we make every effort to accommodate each associate’s initial preference of practice area.
What does Day Pitney do to promote diversity in its workplace?The firm makes a concerted effort to attract and retain a diverse workforce. The firm was a founding member of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity, Inc., (formerly the Connecticut Lawyers Group) and participates in (1) the Boston Lawyers Group, (2) the New Jersey Law Firm Group, (3) the University of Connecticut School of Law Cultural Diversity Initiative, and a number of minority job fairs around the Northeast. The firm is a signatory to the New York City Bar Statement of Diversity Principles. Most importantly, the firm is committed to maintaining a work environment that is welcoming and supportive to all its attorneys. To this end, Day Pitney has for many years had a Diversity Committee, which has assumed responsibility for overseeing and maintaining a workplace that is sensitive to the needs of all Day Pitney attorneys.