"The goal of the firm's career development program
is to cultivate effective, well-rounded lawyers. One of the
reasons I chose Paul, Weiss was because of its unassigned program,
where junior associates are assigned to deals within different
corporate practice groups for their first two years at the
firm. It was important to me that I gain a broad-based
experience in different aspects of corporate law early on in my
professional development and that I have an opportunity to explore
the areas of corporate law I was interested in before being
assigned to a specific group. The unassigned program also
helped me build relationships with associates and partners from
different practice areas with whom I continue to work even after I
was assigned to the financing group.
As part of the career development program, the firm also
provides a career continuum that outlines the types of analytical,
research, drafting, negotiation, deal management and other skills
that one is expected to achieve in order to transition from a
junior to a midlevel to a senior associate. The career
continuum serves as a professional navigation tool for me - helping
me take stock of both the progress I have made so far as well as
showing me the skill sets and experience I should aim to attain so
that I can advance to the next level."
We're dedicated to helping you follow your own unique career
path. But no matter where your curiosity and ambition may take you,
we'll also ensure that you've developed the legal skills that will
take you where you want to go.
Plan Ahead: From your early
days at Paul, Weiss, we'll help you map the specific
development of your skills and professional knowledge with a
comprehensive career development program. You'll consult with
partners in your department to create a plan that outlines your
expectations for the coming year. These plans will help the firm
assign you work that is right for your interests and ambitions. We
then adjust your training as your goals and interests change.
Career Continuum:While you're pursuing your
unique path, we'll work to help you reach important career
milestones that will help form you into a well-rounded lawyer.
We've assembled a developmental guide to help you understand how
your career can progress over the course of time. You'll track your
work against the appropriate experience and training opportunities
to ensure that your development is on track. And when you're ready
to tackle tougher assignments, you'll be given the specific
training you need to take on new responsibilities.