Law360

When Jonathan Andrews, a trainee solicitor at Reed Smith LLP, interviewed with the firm a few years ago, he had already seen its London office.

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Andrews, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 9, sometimes has difficulty orienting himself to new environments. Before he formally met with the firm’s partners, he and other candidates with disabilities had been invited by the firm to visit and meet some of its attorneys.

In a recent interview with Law360, Andrews said he found the practice especially helpful as he was going through the application process.

“I was able to get used to the office over a period of time, and that helps you feel more at ease and more focused on what you have to say in the interview,” he said. “I don’t think many other [firms] would be as willing to have taken that time.”

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