Individual attorney development is the foundation for delivering exceptional client service, developing excellent lawyers, and sustaining an outstanding firm. Our professional development team supports lawyers to become better, faster. We are committed to helping all of our attorneys achieve success in their careers by aligning firm and practice group needs and goals with each attorney’s unique path and contributions.
Recognizing partners are in the business of law, we provide leadership development and learning opportunities. We work with partners to develop strategic plans for their practice, supported by effective associate development and management. Our focus is supporting the firm's sustainability through improved leadership and innovation in business development, client service, productivity and profitability.
We help associates in the practice of law through learning and performance. Each associate is guided in their career development strategy through individual coaching, mentoring, and career planning. Our learning initiatives are relevant, cutting-edge, timely and hands-on. We also have a strong belief in on-the-job learning. Our targeted and multi-faceted learning curriculum enhances lawyer development in key competency areas as well as practice-specific training. Our attorneys also have access to thousands of online continuing legal education (CLE) programs and a customized portal of eLearning materials.
The Professional Development Team
Our Director of Professional Development is an attorney who understands the requirements of busy professionals. She is supported by a dedicated team, several of whom are also trained as attorneys. We are committed to helping our lawyers acquire the skills they need to meet the challenges they face at each stage of their career.
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