Diversity is and will always be a focus of our law firm. Gentry Locke understands that each person has unique attributes and backgrounds, and we benefit from these diverse qualities. We value differences, including life and work experiences, personal and religious values, work practice, family responsibilities, age, race, gender, ethnicity, disability and cultural backgrounds. We strive to recruit attorneys and staff with outstanding legal skills and ethics, as well as diverse backgrounds, to allow us to better serve our clients.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IS THE LAW
Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and offer employment opportunities regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, religion or disability. We are committed to promoting a diverse workplace that represents the rich and varied perspectives reflected in our community.
Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore recruits, hires, promotes, pays and retains its employees solely on the basis of their qualification and performance without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, and any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore does not discriminate against any individual (other than an unauthorized alien) with respect to recruitment, hiring or discharging of the individual from employment because of such individual's citizenship status. This provision applies with respect to "citizens" and "intending citizens" as those terms have been defined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Matter Budgeting and Financial Management
- Does the firm establish formal budgets for client engagements? Yes
- Are bills submitted electronically? Yes
- Does the firm conduct end of matter reviews? Yes
Litigation General Best Practices
- Does the firm have a formalized new associate litigation training/mentoring program? Yes
- Does the firm's litigation department have a structured approach to early case assessment? For example: Does your firm implement a standard approach to determine risks and strengths early in a case to assess trial or settlement options? Yes
- Does the firm have an established records management team to assist clients with records retention, compliance and litigation preparedness? Yes
Litigation eDiscovery Best Practices
- Does the firm have an established eDiscovery Committee? Yes
- Does your firm have any educational programs designed to address the changing federal rules of civil procedure? Yes
- Does the firm have a standardized litigation hold program in place for its clients? Yes
- Does your firm have a standardized protocol to guide client data collection? (i.e. Maintaining chain of custody, utilizing forensically sound procedures) Yes
- Does the firm have a standardized protocol to guide processing clients' edata? (i.e. all data produced in PDF, meta data preserved?) Yes
- Does the firm have a standardized approach for document reviews across practice groups (i.e. established protocol for eDiscovery review depending on the needs of the case) No
- Does the firm have preferred vendor relationships? Yes
- Does the firm have a knowledge management program? No
- Does the firm have a disaster recovery plan in place? Yes