Your professional and personal growth is important to us, and we offer a range of learning and development opportunities throughout your career with us.
It begins with robust Onboarding that gives you the information and tools you can use to help you settle in and become productive right from the start.
Our formal Mentoring Program pairs you with a partner or senior associate. With your mentor you set and meet your development goals in areas like case handling and client relationship management.
Expansive hands-on Independent Case Handling responsibility gives you the opportunity to be the primary handling attorney on your own cases. You will handle court appearances, written discovery, depositions, mediations, pre-trial preparation, updates to clients, and more.
Marketing Roundtables offer a forum for our most senior partners to share their real-world guidance and help you maximize your ability to attract and retain new clients.
Civil Defense Attorney Basic Training is our annual attorney training bootcamp program, offered through the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California, that helps our attorneys deepen their competencies as civil defense attorneys.
Pizza with the Partners, our regular attorney lunch sessions with our partners, focuses on our attorneys’ most important, real-world, high-value topics of the day.
Our Senior Associates Present series gives our attorneys a chance to select, plan, and present to other attorneys across the firm. Presenting attorneys earn MCLE credits, and it’s a great opportunity to get to know your colleagues and deepen your own professional capabilities!
Our Committees, in areas such as diversity, recruiting, firm functions, technology, and continuing legal education, give our attorneys the opportunity to learn about our firm, and our team, and participate in the firm’s decisions and management.
The firm is an approved California State Bar Association MCLE provider. We offer our attorneys regular ongoing development and MCLE opportunities both in-house and through Thomson Reuters’ West Legal Education Center.
We have a comprehensive Pro Bono Program that supports our attorneys so they can take on cases that are important to them. If you are passionate about a cause that serves the community, we can give you the time and a platform so you can organize, participate in, and even bring the power of our entire team to the community service efforts or organizations you’re committed to.
Finally, we actively support our attorneys’ engagement in Community Service, and we believe the time and effort they dedicate to causes they care about beyond their work with us strengthens them and our team.