We recognize the full significance of mentoring in a lawyer's career. Though the days of formal legal apprenticeships have ended, informal and formal mentoring remain the primary avenues through which associates in law firms learn their craft, develop business and are promoted to partnership. We acknowledge that this process often occurs organically, but not as easily where similarities in background do not exist.
As part of the Firm's Mentoring Program, all first and second year Associates have an assigned mentor Partner and Associate, who are responsible for helping integrate and guide the new associate through their first two years in the Firm. During the Associate's third year, a reporting Partner is assigned and serves as a liaison between the partnership and the Associate.