This SURVEY explores the workplace goals, attitudes, habits, and values of the Millennial generation, which is generally defined as those born after 1980 and before 2000.

Responses will be compiled as part of Happy Effective Lawyer, LLC. Responses are all anonymous, but may be quoted or summarized in a manner that is not intended to identify you, including in articles, presentations, or in the Happy Lawyer website, www.happy.lawyer, and blog, www.happyeffectivelawyer.org.


This SURVEY should take about 10-20 minutes to complete.

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* 1. Create a 4 digit PIN
(Use this PIN for all other surveys):

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* 2. Year Admitted

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* 3. What state(s), province(s), countries admitted?

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* 4. What is your gender?

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* 5. Year of birth

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* 6. Practice Areas

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* 7. Current Employment

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* 8. How long have you been in your current position?

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* 9. How long do you expect your current employment will last from your start date?

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* 10. Prior to accepting your current position, did you do any of the following?

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* 11. How many of the following apply to your current position?

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* 12. If your current position was not your first choice, please check all that apply:

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* 13. Rank the following factors (1 to 8) of what makes an organization/firm an attractive employer.

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* 14. Please feel free to also comment (for above question 12).

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* 15. How important is social responsibility and pro bono work?

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* 16. Please comment on how meaningful or challenging your work is for you.

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* 17. Please comment about the support your organization/firm offers you regarding leadership roles.

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* 18. Do the senior lawyers/partners/leaders behave in an ethical manner?

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* 19. The most important thing for the senior lawyers/partners/leaders of the organization is billable time and to make money.

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* 20. In general terms, what are the most important values you think an organization/firm should follow if it is to have long-term success? (Rank from 1 to 5)

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* 21. Please feel free to also comment (for above question 20).

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* 22. My decisions at work are influenced primarily by the following factors (Rank from 1 to 5):

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* 23. Please feel free to also comment (for above question 22).

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* 24. When my employer requests on short notice for me to work evenings or weekends on a project that does not have a critical or immediate deadline, I anticipate I will... (Check up to three)

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* 25. Where would you like to see the strongest sense of mission or purpose to be of your organization/firm? (Pick the top three)

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* 26. Does the organization/firm have a formal development/training program for new lawyers?

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* 27. How many hours on average each MONTH are you mentored?

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* 28. Overall my mentors are readily available, provide quality advice, and show a high-level of interest in my personal development.

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* 29. Please rank what you consider to be the most attractive characteristics of your current employer. (Rank top five but feel free to rank all 11 in order)

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* 30. Please feel free to also comment (for above question 29).

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* 31. Rate the words/phrases and how they relate to the culture within your current organization/firm. (1 being the least)

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Strong sense of purpose beyond financial success
Strong commitment to equality and inclusiveness
Open and free-flowing communication
Culture of mutual support and tolerance
Idea generation is actively encouraged among all employees, regardless of age
Understand and support the ambitions of its younger employees
A lot of importance is placed on getting details right
People are held accountable for their actions and performance
As long as we get the job done we are free to work as we wish
People's time and performance is closely monitored
Very driven deadlines
 Focus on current tasks with little time to learn new things
Profit/financial performance comes before everything else

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* 32. Please feel free to also comment (for above question 31).

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* 33. Would you, or do you, encourage your children, family members, or friends to become lawyers?

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* 34. Would/is your encouragement, or lack thereof, be dependent on the gender of the child/family member/friend? Explain.

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* 35. If I had to do it over again, I would become a lawyer.

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* 36. Additional Comments

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