The Association of Finnish Lawyers has awarded Hammarström Puhakka Partners the title of the law student employer of the year 2013. The association conducted a survey in the spring of 2013 with over 400 law students participating. The recipient of the biennial award was announced during the professional lawyers’ fair at the Finlandia Hall on Friday 4 October 2013.
In its findings the awarding jury stated the following: “The employees’ happiness with the workplace and colleagues was reflected throughout in the responses we received concerning the winner. The responses were particularly appreciative of the close-knit and encouraging collegial atmosphere in the office. The students considered their tasks versatile and interesting. The management and other staff were thought to be approachable. The students felt like they were genuinely a solid part of the work community.”
The criteria by which the winner was selected included salaries, compliance with employment legislation, students’ opportunities to combine work and study, students’ orientation and training, students’ opportunity to seize challenges according to one’s level of study as well as a good and open work atmosphere.