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Happiness By Committee

Hawaiian-print shirts and office hijinks may bring to mind young software companies rather than the traditionally staid legal community, but one Seattle-based law firm is giving the sedate image a makeover. That attitude helped catapult Perkins Coie—for the fifth year in a row—onto Fortune magazine’s 2007 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For,” where it landed at No. 64. Of course, there are the standard benefits, including job-sharing and paid sabbaticals. But Perkins Coie’s …

Family Values

Damian says herding kids through foster care just isn’t enough.

Melanie Damian is not a family law attorney, but she knows a lot about families. “I have seven brothers and sisters,” explains the Miami business litigation lawyer. In between resolving employment and business disputes for her clients, Damian spends her time helping kids from troubled homes. For the last decade, she has offered free representation to children in foster care and dependency cases through Guardian Ad Litem and Lawyers for Children America. The Florida Bar Association’s Young …

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