Riverside-based law firm Best Best & Krieger apparently has some of the country's happiest lawyers.
The firm ranked fifth out of 137 firms nationwide in the level of job satisfaction that its mid-level associates enjoy, according to a survey in The American Lawyer magazine.
Last year the firm came in 90th in the same survey.
Lawyers who have been with BB&K between three and five years were asked about 12 facets of the work environment.
These included relations with partners and other associates, training and guidance, management's openness concerning business strategies, pay and benefits and the firm's attitude toward pro-bono work.
BB&K has almost 200 lawyers in eight offices.