Our attorneys tend to be as passionate about their personal interests as they are about practicing law. We have photographers and politicians, sailors and singers, runners and restaurant reviewers, and just about anything else you can imagine.
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 president of the Energy Bar Association.
Absolutely. The vast majority of our attorneys (partners and associates) have chosen to combine professional success with parenting.
Each first-year associate is given a midyear and an 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.
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.
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 the Boston Lawyers Group, the New Jersey Law Firm Group and the University of Connecticut School of Law Cultural Diversity Initiative. The firm is a signatory to the New York City Bar Statement of Diversity Principles. Most important, 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.