"The first part of your training at Paul, Weiss will involve
attending various presentations moderated by partners, senior
associates and counsel. As a junior associate, you'll be exposed to
a number of general topics at first that are designed to give you
the building blocks of legal knowledge. In the corporate
department, for example, you'll learn about closings, forming legal
entities, drafting, due diligence, etc. - all the stuff they
didn't teach you in law school! The topics covered, however, aren't
just legal topics - they include courses on how to deal
with conflict, time management and your professional
responsibilities - skills intended to make you not only a
better lawyer, but a better provider of client service as
The second part of your training here will involve programs
put together by practice groups themselves. As an M&A and
Investment Management associate, I've been trained by counsel,
associates and knowledge management staff whose sole task is to
help keep the rest of us up-to-date on changes and developments in
the law. Additionally, there's a lot of crossover between training
programs - lawyers from another group or department may give you a
presentation about issues relevant to your practice, to help you
understand and enrich your work."
Paul, Weiss is deeply committed to your professional development
as an associate. Our vast program offerings and resources
will become available to you upon your arrival.
New Associate Orientation: You'll be
welcomed to Paul, Weiss with a week-long New Associate Orientation.
You'll become acquainted with numerous Paul, Weiss lawyers, from
the leaders of the firm to the associates with whom you'll be
working. Most important, you'll receive valuable training in the
substantive areas and basic legal skills you need.
The Details: As an associate, you'll be
offered dozens of training sessions. To supplement our
in-house classes, we have relationships with outside legal
education organizations that provide additional training
opportunities. We have also developed unique Paul, Weiss internal
databases that house a rich collection of resources to help you hit
the ground running. We are an accredited CLE provider and will help
track your CLE credits.
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