Pros: excellent professional development; friendly lawyers and staff; reasonable work/life balance
The two features that stand out most about the firm were excellent professional development opportunities; reasonable work/life balance; and friendly lawyers and stuff. In terms of legal work, most of my time was spent litigating breach of contract cases. I learned a great deal from my experience at the firm, not only about law (and especially the use of procedure for strategic purposes), but also about teamwork -- interacting with intelligent and skilled professionals. My boss consistently gave me advice on new skills as I developed them, and feedback on projects I had completed, which was always constructive without being unduly harsh. My coworkers were friendly, and we all had a good rapport (would go out for lunch semi-regularly, etc.). The hardest part of the job was that the learning curve was very steep, as I was a young attorney when I started. The most enjoyable part of the job was hanging with colleagues after work.