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Michael Hong
Corporate Partner 

"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 well.

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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