Providing ongoing attorney development is a priority at Haynes Boone. The firm’s mission to develop our lawyers is rooted in the recognition by our partners that the development, retention, and advancement of our lawyers will determine the future success of the firm. Our Attorney Development group works extensively with the partners and associates at the firm across all offices to provide the training and development that our lawyers need at the various stages of their careers.
We recognize the need for an increased focus on lawyer development for our lateral lawyers, regardless of what level of seniority you may have attained when you join the firm. As one who has already some degree of legal experience, you appropriately have high expectations of the new firm that you are joining, and the firm similarly has high expectations of you. We know that you will already have developed a practice area and, just like we do for entry-level lawyers, our goal is to assist you to integrate as quickly as possible into your practice area and the firm in general. Recognizing that each lateral lawyer brings with him or her a set of unique experiences and interests, we endeavor to help you reap the benefits of your experiences and your existing client and other relationships as fully as possible at Haynes and Boone. Along these lines, we meet with each new lateral lawyer at the beginning of your tenure with the firm to outline how we can be of assistance to you; we also follow up with lateral lawyers at periodic intervals after your arrival at the firm to ensure that your integration is going well.
We do not limit our attorney development efforts to the associates of the firm. We have designed programs especially for partners that take into account the set of skills that partners need at their sophisticated levels of practice. Some examples of these programs include the New Partner Toolkit, which provides helpful guidance to new entry-level partners as they navigate this new phase of their careers.
We are committed to providing you with the formal training opportunities necessary to assist you in developing the skills and knowledge you need to serve clients and grow your career. Because a lawyer's practice changes as the lawyer becomes more senior, it is important that the training that we provide is matched with the corresponding level of seniority. Therefore, our lawyers are getting the benefit of a curriculum that is tailored to where they are in their careers.
View our formal training programs below:
The completion of your annual associate development plan provides you with an opportunity to identify substantive areas in which you would like to be involved, where you would like to strengthen your skillset, and other opportunities in which you would like to be engaged during the coming year. Working in conjunction with your partner supervisor and associate mentor, you can create an individual plan that provides a great road map for your career for the months and years ahead.