R.A.V.E. Award

Stone | Dean has some of the finest legal assistants and support staff in the legal field. The Firm honors our best and brightest with the R.A.V.E. Award (Recognition Award for our Valued Employees) which we give on a quarterly basis.

The recipient must demonstrate an impeccable work performance record, a high degree of compassion and team play, as well as consistently being a great performer for the Firm. The recipient should be a very engaged employee with a positive attitude and willing to assist others. He or she should not only be a skilled and competent worker, but also highly committed to doing the best job he/she possibly can. The recipient should spend time and energy helping others to create a respectful, fun, creative and overall positive working environment for themselves and their team members.

The process of selecting our R.A.V.E. recipient is a combination of objective and subjective criteria, but is primarily based on peer review and nominations. The Firm asks our staff members to nominate those persons based on our Core Values. Attorneys are also asked to nominate staff members. In addition to the nominations, the recipient must have scored high on an anonymous survey given to employees, including our attorneys.

2018 Q4 Winner: Alicia Gonzales

Our 2018 Q4 winner is Alicia Gonzalez, one of our senior Legal Assistants! Alicia received seven nominations from staff and our attorneys, and received the highest ratings from our employee survey on things like teamwork, attitude and skills. Here are just a few of the things that Alicia’s peers said about her:

“Alicia is always calm, efficient, reliable, cheerful and helpful.”

“Alicia offers to assist whenever and wherever needed, and she never makes it feel like a chore.”

“Alicia embodies the Core Values of the Firm. ‘Communication”: Alicia always respectful to staff and opposing counsel, responds promptly and follows up. ‘Growth’: Alicia is always available to train a staff member and ask questions. ‘Organization’: She is on top of her calendaring and reminders. ‘Positivity”: Alicia has a bright, easy smile and is quick with humor. She brightens up my day.”

Thank you, Alicia, we are better firm and happier people with you in our lives! Congrats for being our Q4 R.A.V.E. Award Recipient!