Dorsey Named a Minnesota 'Work-Life Champion' Employer

Feb 15, 2008, 00:00 ET from Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Dorsey & Whitney
 has been selected, for the second consecutive year, as a Minnesota
 Work-Life Champion. The statewide program spotlights the efforts of
 Minnesota employers implementing programs and practices to create flexible
 and supportive workplaces. Dorsey was also one of four employers receiving
 the Innovative Initiative Award for programs that recognize the diverse
 needs of employees.
     Minnesota Work-Life Champions(TM) rates employers on a number of
 factors, including employee flexibility and control over work schedules;
 holiday and illness leave; dependent care assistance; and employee input
 into workplace issues and organizational operations. Employers are also
 evaluated using a survey administered to a random sample of employees from
 each organization.
     Dorsey is committed to providing each individual an equal opportunity
 to contribute and succeed. The firm provides educational programs on
 work-life balance, which underscores management's commitment to fostering a
 respectful and supportive work environment for staff and attorneys. In
 addition, the firm has implemented multiple programs and policies that
 enable and promote work-life balance: a generous parental leave program;
 flexible work arrangements; telecommuting technologies; childcare
 subsidies; continuing legal education and staff training; and 360-degree
 evaluations of managers and supervisors.
     The Work-Life Champion honor continues recognition of Dorsey's
 commitment to valuing employees and providing a positive work environment.
 Dorsey was recently named to the 50-firm list of Best Law Firms for Women
 by Working Mother magazine, and earned a top rating in the Human Rights
 Campaign Corporate Equality Index, which measures employer performance in
 ensuring fair and open workplaces for gay, lesbian, bisexual and
 transgender (GLBT) employees and consumers.
     About Dorsey & Whitney LLP
     Clients have relied on Dorsey ( since 1912 as a
 valued business partner. With more than 650 lawyers in 18 locations in the
 United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated,
 proactive approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey
 represents a number of the world's most successful Fortune 500 companies
 from a variety of disciplines, including leaders in the financial services,
 investment banking, life sciences, securities, technology and energy
 sectors, as well as nonprofit and government entities.

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