As the 55th largest law firm in the U.S., Baker Donelson gives clients access to a team of 750+ attorneys and public policy advisors representing 30+ practice areas, all seamlessly connected across 23 offices to serve any legal and policy need.
How to Get Hired
We asked Baker Donelson for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
To ensure new hires will fit into our culture, we use "Success Criteria," which are the core competencies/traits that the most successful Baker Donelson attorneys possess. We look for employees who are:
Intelligent – practical, problem-solvers, eager to learn, analytically sound, diverse in their perspective, savvy in business, creative
Professional – conscientious, self-starters, mature, prompt, interested, client-service oriented, thorough, committed to a standard of excellence for their work
Team Players – cooperative, responsive, engaged, outgoing, mentoring, not self-serving, respectful of other lawyers, clients and staff, and
Dedicated – civic-minded, empathetic, positive, helpful, easy to be around, well-rounded with sense of humor, committed
Based on these standards, our interview evaluations are designed so that our interviewers provide information about the candidates' core competencies rather than just their credentials. By structuring our interview questions around these criteria, we are much more likely to identify candidates who will fit into our culture and succeed at our Firm.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Please visit our website, www.bakerdonelson.com/careers