Law firms uses 'random acts of kindness' to lift morale and lure talent

When workdays stretch into worknights and the pressure grows to meet the quota for billable hours, lawyers and staff at Perkins Coie can often expect a little bonus. In Perkins Coie's Chicago office, members of the firm's happiness committee recently left candied apples on everyone's desks. Last month, the happiness committee - its formal name - surprised lawyers, paralegals and assistants in the Washington office with milkshakes from a favorite lunch spot.

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