"The firm has a career continuum program that helps keep us
on track. It lays out the skills you need to master and the goals
that you're expected to achieve as you move from a junior associate
to a senior associate. There are separate continuum programs for
the corporate and litigation departments. And it's really helpful -
I see it as a kind of a personal checklist to let me know whether I
am getting the kind of experiences I need and advancing at the
right pace. If I feel I'm falling behind in one set of skills, I
can request the appropriate type of work and focus on developing
A lot of firms might put you into a certain group at the start
of your career, and you'll keep doing the same type of work again
and again. You'll get very good at certain type of work, very
efficient. But that doesn't help you become a better attorney
overall. The continuum program shows that Paul, Weiss has a vested
interest in making you a well-rounded attorney and giving you a
very diverse experience."
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.