Jones Robb, a distinguished intellectual property law firm, has been chosen by Virginia Lawyers Weekly for inclusion in their inaugural “Law Firms on the Move” feature. The award highlights law firms in Virginia that are creating innovative advancements in law firm management. Jones Robb’s selection underscores its forward-thinking approach to legal practice, operational efficiency, flexible billing, commitment to diversity, and exceptional mentorship.
With a reputation as a trailblazing entity in the intellectual property sector, Jones Robb since its inception in 2007 has been at the vanguard in implementing a progressive and technology-driven approach to firm operations. Well before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm established a thriving hybrid office structure, attesting to its vision for the future of work. This innovative framework has not only resulted in reduced overhead costs but has also facilitated the creation of a flexible billing system that accommodates varying rates for strategic counseling services and routine patent prosecution offerings.
The hybrid office model established by Jones Robb, which is supported by robust technology platforms and a paperless workflow, not only has enhanced operational flexibility but has also led to a substantial reduction in the firm’s carbon footprint. This pivotal transition in the workplace approach has additionally broadened the firm’s access to a diverse talent pool, facilitating the attraction and development of professionals from various backgrounds.
Jones Robb’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is deeply ingrained in its core values. As a Nationally Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, and with the personal experiences of its partners, Susie Jones and Liz Burke, the firm is well-acquainted with overcoming challenges in male-dominated STEM and legal fields. This commitment is further evident through the diverse composition of its professional team. The firm has also proudly upheld a decade-long internship program, extending opportunities to a varied cohort of high-school and undergraduate students. This initiative serves to introduce young minds to potential career pathways within the realms of patent law, intellectual property, and legal professions.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly, a pivotal resource for legal professionals across the Commonwealth for over 35 years, continuously provides up-to-the-minute legal insights encompassing cutting-edge case law, court rule updates, and verdict reports. “Law Firms on the Move” stands as a testament to their commitment to honoring legal excellence within the state. This recognition is among several awards offered by Virginia Lawyers Weekly throughout the year, further underscoring their dedication to showcasing exceptional contributions by legal practitioners.
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