We do not believe that any law firm can legitimately make the statement that “Our firm is the perfect place for you.” Only you can make that determination. The most any firm can do is inform you of the nature of its practice, what is important to its members and what they feel distinguishes their firm from others. If you review other pages of our web site you will learn about the areas in which we practice, our attorneys, and our clients. However, what we do, how we do it and whom we represent is only part of who we are.
During your search for the right firm, you may hear members of law firms refer to their “Firm Culture.” Every firm’s culture is somewhat different. A firm’s culture is the embodiment of its traits or distinguishing qualities, the beliefs held by its members as to the conduct of the business of practicing law, the way in which the members relate to and treat one another and the way in which the members approach service to their clients. Although it is difficult to get a true feel for a firm’s culture without being present on a daily basis, we hope that as you review our site you will get a feel for what we believe is important.
The founders of Koley Jessen recognized that for the firm to succeed, there must be mutual respect and trust among the members of the firm and recognition of and appreciation for each individual’s unique contributions. While we recognize and appreciate each individual’s unique contribution, we expect everyone to work together and support one another as a team. The shareholders have worked hard to perpetuate both individuality and teamwork and to provide a working environment which supports and promotes our core values of integrity, client focus and respect for others. We recruit individuals who believe in and will support these core values. Qualified individuals must complement our team; they must have enthusiasm and passion for the law; and they must have a desire to do what it takes to zealously represent our clients.
In addition, the individuals we recruit must exhibit certain qualities which we feel are necessary to succeed in the practice of law. These qualities include excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivation, the ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) and the desire to succeed. The practice of law is first and foremost a profession and we expect a high degree of professionalism from every member of our firm. Our services are in demand because we provide quality, timely legal services. As long as we continue to do so, our services will continue to be in demand. Great work perpetuates itself. In order to maintain our reputation, we must hire qualified individuals who will not only add depth and breadth to our team but will enhance our firm’s culture.
The practice of law is not only a profession but also a business. In order for a law firm to be successful, attention must be given to the maintenance and growth of the business. As a member of the firm, you will be invited to participate on in-house practice management committees, such as the Business Development and Marketing Committee, the Newsletter Committee, Ethics Committee and the Recruiting Committee. We also encourage members of our firm to be active members of the state and local bar associations, and to be actively involved in the community. Whether you are a law student, a attorney, a legal assistant, legal secretary or administrative staff member, when looking for a firm which will be the best fit for you it is important to gather as much information about the firm as possible. Throughout our web site we have included the information we would want if we were making the decision. If we have overlooked something that is important to your decision making process, please let us know.
Koley Jessen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of our Firm, from recruitment through employment and promotion, to provide equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, military service or any other status, characteristic, or condition now and hereafter protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.