Arnold & Porter Hosts "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day"
WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2005 - In Washington, New York, Denver, and Los Angeles today, school children will have the opportunity to experience the professional world and take a glimpse at what life is like at the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP. Dozens of children, ages nine to 17, are participating in the firm's annual celebration of "Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day."
"Today we are offering the children the opportunity to explore the many career options available to them at a law firm like ours," said Sally D'Italia, Director of the firm's Children's Center, who organizes this group activity each year in Washington. "In the process, we hope that the children will think about how their future career choice will fit into their lives."
In Washington, the children will be treated like new Arnold & Porter interns, receiving photo identification badges and an official firm tour, including background on how the business of a law firm operates. In New York, the children will have the opportunity to test their role-playing skills in a hypothetical First Amendment United States Supreme Court case called Speak Out v. United States. The Los Angeles office again will host a record number of child participants, who will spend half of the day observing their parents at work and the other half engaged in an Arnold & Porter art contest, later judged by a senior partner in the L.A. office.
Arnold & Porter has been recognized repeatedly for its family-friendly benefits and positive work environment. The firm has been named to Working Mother magazine's "100 Best Companies" list five times, most recently in 2004. The Bar Association of the District of Columbia presented its 2004 Quality of Life Award to Arnold & Porter, and the firm has been named to the list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for the past three years.