Jaburg Wilk


Life at Jaburg Wilk

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Our Unique Culture

This is critically important. Our culture is not for everyone. We know that and understand that our values and the values of our employees need to align. This is something that makes us different from other law firms. We insist that all prospective employees thoroughly review the JW Way and talk to multiple JW employees to determine if JW would be a good fit.

Our firm is run as a Conscious Capitalism business. This means that we don’t just focus on making as much money as possible, we focus on benefitting all stakeholders involved in our business, which includes employees, vendors, clients and the community.

What is important to us and to our employees

  • Living the 27 JW Way Fundamentals.
  • Flexibility. Each attorney can determine their My Track
  • Balance of work and life
  • Balancing autonomy and good business
  • We are a team. We are not an eat what you kill firm
  • We like, value, and appreciate each other
  • Supporting our community is important to us
  • Delivering outstanding legal advice while respecting client’s budget

Success Factors for Attorneys that Join JW

  • The JW Way Fundamentals resonate with them
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and are willing to bet on themselves
  • High standards for their performance and are accountable
  • Enjoy and thrive when working on highly functioning teams
  • Excellent judgment in a variety of circumstances
  • Invest in themselves and are lifetime learners
  • Understand that we are a business
  • Value enjoying coming to work

How Does JW Invest in and Develop their Attorneys?

Business Development

  • Participation in Path to Excellence mentoring groups – Focus on marketing, book development, and accountability
  • Provide time and money for our attorneys to be leaders in local non-profit organizations
  • Encourage and fund business development efforts, including out of state travel
  • Support attorneys to reach well-respected achievement accolades
  • Review, edit, and distribute attorney content

Personal Development

  • Develop soft skills that focus on empathy, effective communication, and emotional intelligence
  • Keep the 27 Fundamentals top of mind as a roadmap for being a successful attorney, good employee, spouse, partner and friend
    • Weekly message of a JW Way Fundamental written by a JW employee
    • Attend monthly discussions of JW Way Fundamentals
  • Invest in developing and coaching for well-balanced, multi-dimensional professionals
    • Speakers and workshops on resilience, implicit bias, mindfulness, and other topics
    • Leadership groups
    • Diversity and gender equality and Lean-In group meetings

Professional Growth

  • Monthly or bi-monthly practice group lunch and learn CLE presentations
  • Comprehensive personal performance plan development with supportive meetings and accountability
  • Formal mentoring program
  • Comprehensive skill building plans for attorneys near the beginning of the career
  • Technological learning