The 25 best law firms to work for

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Quality of life is always an important consideration for employees. And for attorneys, who work in a profession infamous for its high stress and long hours, finding the right employer that relieves—or at least somewhat softens—these burdens can be a godsend.

To that end,, which provides employer and university rankings, ratings and reconnaissance, yesterday released its 2013 Law Firm Quality of Life Rankings. The rankings assessed what firms offer the best overall work experience, including such factors as: firm culture, satisfaction, compensation, formal and informal training, hours and business outlook, office space, pro bono work and green initiatives, among others.

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