FAQ's

  • Q:
    What is the compensation package for a new associate?

    Over the past several years, it has been our practice to set the initial salary level of the entering class at prevailing market rates. Our new associate salary is currently $160,000.

  • Q:
    What are the benefits for a new associate?

    Medical coverage is offered on a shared-cost basis Option to purchase dental and supplemental disability insurance at employer cost. Medical spending and dependent care accounts offered under Section 125. 401(k) plan allows employee to contribute after 3 months; after one year, firm adds 2 percent of salary.

  • Q:
    What is your partnership track for a new associate?

    It is our present policy to consider attorneys for partnership after a minimum of eight years of practice.

  • Q:
    What types of training and professional development opportunities does your organization offer?

    Haynes and Boone has a comprehensive in-house training program. Our program includes an intensive, three-day program design to "jump-start" our new associates’ careers, referred to as “HayBoo U”. HayBoo U introduces our new lawyers to the firm and its resources, with special attention on skills used in the day-to-day practice of law, and on specific topics that focus on developing practice-specific skills.

    Haynes and Boone also offers regular training programs for our attorneys that are section and practice group specific, in addition to professional skills training that are cross-sectional in nature, such as our Negotiation Workshop. Attorneys also attend regularly-scheduled section and practice group meetings to discuss practice matters and current legal trends.

  • Q:
    What roles do partners/senior lawyers play in the training of associates?

    Haynes and Boone seeks to hire, train, develop, and promote the highest quality associates. Each associate will have supervision by partners within the associate’s practice group. Partners will oversee each associate’s training and development in all aspects of the law of law, as well as integration into the community. Each incoming associate will also have an associate mentor from his or her practice group to assist the associate’s integration into the firm and the community.

  • Q:
    Do you pay for outside CLE or other educational programs for lawyers?

    Yes, within our guidelines.

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