Paul, Weiss is deeply committed to your professional development and training. We provide a robust curriculum of group training, individual coaching and other educational resources upon your arrival at the firm. For new associates, training begins on Day 1 with a week-long New Associate Orientation that includes valuable training in both substantive legal areas and basic lawyering skills. We regularly offer significant hands-on, interactive training opportunities, as well as one-on-one coaching in both writing and oral presentation skills. Most training is conducted by Paul, Weiss attorneys, which adds a practical, real world perspective to the learning. Mandatory training continues for the first two years, but Paul, Weiss associates are encouraged to partake of as much training as possible, whatever their arrival point at the firm, for the duration of their careers. To supplement our in-house training, we maintain relationships with outside legal education providers to which all attorneys have access. The firm is an Accredited Provider of CLE in New York State and will help track your CLE requirements.

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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 was 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."

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