Can I receive both a performance award (lump-sum payment) and a lock-step pay increment?
No. Lawyers who are not at the top of the salary range of LP1, LP2 and LP3 levels only receive lock-step increases. Only those who receive a “does not meet” rating are ineligible to move up the lock-step pay grid. As such, LPs continue to receive performance assessments and ratings but only those already at the top of the range are eligible for a lump-sum performance pay.