How do new lawyers learn their craft? They work with experienced and successful lawyers.
When you work at GRSD, you will be given substantial responsibility early in your career. A newly admitted attorney will argue motions in court or support the representation of a client at depositions, meetings, hearings or closings. Your integration into this hands-on environment means that you will be a part of a team established to be responsive to a client's needs and goals. Because of the depth of talent at GRSD, many of the partners with whom you will interact directly have handled high profile matters and precedent setting cases.
Your salary will be competitive with other comparable firms in the region. All associates are eligible for various bonuses. You can receive additional compension for business generation.
The firm encourages judicial clerkships and recruits and hires candidates who are serving a judicial clerkship following graduation from law school.
Recipe for a Career
Excellent attorneys are made, not born. From your initial days at the firm, you will be guided through orientation and have access to all the tools you need to succeed including in-house training and seminars to enhance your growth as a lawyer.
Work / Life Balance and Diversity
A rich legal career entails more than daily work. In a bustling work environment, GRSD pays attention to the need for work life balance. Our commitment to diversity, through the efforts of our Diversity Committee, combined with our Women's Leadership Forum, creates an environment in which the interests of our lawyers and staff are represented and respected.
Seminar, Training and Professional Development Programs
The firm conducts a number of seminars throughout the year in various practice areas, including conflicts and ethics, and we encourage associates to attend continuing education programs at the local, state, and national levels. In-house seminars are usually conducted by firm partners or senior associates.
In addition to the seminar program, associates often attend events such as motion hearings, depositions, trials, closings, client meetings and planning board meetings. Clients are not billed for this observation and learning time.
Pro Bono Activities and Community Service
Our associates are encouraged to become involved in pro bono work in both civil and criminal matters. We have represented indigent clients at the trial and appellate levels. We have also represented clients in administrative proceedings such as the termination of parental rights, guardianship, loss of professional licenses, among others. GRSD attorneys have handled pro bono matters for the American Civil Liberties Union and the New Jersey Epilepsy Foundation. In 2001, the firm received the annual Pro Bono Award of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey.
Lawyers at the firm have a long and continuing history of participation in professional, civic and community service. Many sit on boards of directors and trustees and many have taken leadership roles in bar associations, state and local governments, civic and charitable organizations, hospitals and educational institutions. A number of our attorneys teach law school courses, others teach at NJ ICLE, and several have authored or contributed chapters to legal treatises.
The Marketing Department is staffed with professionals who will coach and train you in all aspects of business development so that your career goals are realized. Timely marketing seminars, individual coaching and our in-house Rainmakers Forum, where successful business developers share their advice every six weeks over lunch, are a few facets of the marketing program.
For more information contact: Victoria Martignetti, Recruitment Coordinator, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, P.O. Box 5600, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org