Congratulations to Maryland law firm Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A. which recently made Baltimore Magazine’s 2011 Best Places to Work – in part because the firm has an actual Fun Committee, and in part because the firm offers a full benefit package; is growing, not downsizing; offers tuition reimbursement; and promotes its paralegals to attorneys once they pass the bar.

Baltimore Magazine emphasizes the firm’s commitment to offering opportunities for members to mingle and relax:

Billy Apostolou is a member of the Fun Committee at Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A. (HPK), a group comprised of staffers at various levels who do pretty much what the name suggests: They help plan monthly events that include laser tag, community service days, and barbecue kick-offs for the Ravens and Orioles seasons. “Obviously, it’s a law firm,” he says. “It’s a stress level not everyone can take, but it’s managed by balancing work stress with work fun.” Not only are the events a chance to blow off steam, they help integrate everyone, from the top attorneys to the legal secretaries, in a social setting.

The HPK website includes law clerks, paralegals, and legal secretaries in its employee directories, which is a great indication that they are considered to be a key part of firm’s success. Apostolou is listed as a paralegal with the firm.

If you work for a legal employer that could make the list of best places to work in your city, I’d love to hear from you. What makes your firm a great place for employees – and do you have a Fun Committee?

Source: Baltimore Magazine

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