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Goodwin Procter offers to pay for associates' weeklong vacations

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Goodwin Procter is providing “thoughtfully curated weeklong” trips to associates and some other billers, so they can get relaxation time on the law firm’s tab.

The “Recharge on Goodwin” program appears to be the first by a major law firm to organize and directly pay for attorney vacations since the COVID-19 pandemic, Reuters reports.

The trips are valued at $5,000 to $10,000, depending on lawyer seniority. Those eligible for the program include associates, professional track attorneys, science advisers and science law clerks who billed at least 1,950 hours last year, according to Reuters.

The trips can be arranged by Goodwin Procter’s travel agency or customized by the vacationer.

The new program was announced in an internal memo.

“The goal of this program is to ensure that eligible lawyers are able to take a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation on the firm this year!” the memo said.

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