Best Companies to Work for 2015: Gutterman Griffiths PC
They're a family dedicated to helping families
Gutterman Griffiths PC
Rank: 3 in small companies category
The culture: A family dedicated to helping families, and each other: a team approach to combine talent and experience to ensure each client gets precisely the expertise that case requires.
Perks: The firm’s Pathfinders mentoring program hires recent college graduates as legal and technology assistants, receptionists and junior paralegals, allowing them to gain experience and training in a real legal environment, enabling them to understand the day-to-day demands of the profession. If they decide to attend law school, the firm provides partial tuition funding. Other perks include bonuses, profit sharing, lunch provided every Wednesday, in-office massages, monthly volunteer time off and team-building events, such as hiking Fourteeners.
Giving back: The firm contributes to the legal community through continuing legal education courses, pursuing mentoring opportunities, and participating on commissions, committees and task forces. Work in support of women includes the Domestic Violence Task Force and Colorado Bar Association Domestic Violence and Legal Issues Committee; the National Council of Jewish Women; and the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Leadership Foundation.
The inside scoop: “One of the firm’s most valued and experienced paralegals was determined to attend law school, but she did not want to abandon her part in the practice that she so enjoyed. She now attends University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law at night, receives a contribution to her tuition by the firm, and has an offer to join the firm as an associate when she graduates, which she plans to accept. This opportunity to use the Pathfinders program to develop young minds into future leaders of the firm speaks volumes about the value these young people bring to the firm, and the value they place on their experience with the firm.”