Mentoring & IntegrationPDF
One of the many reasons associates like working at Robinson Bradshaw is our strong mentoring program that aids in assimilation. All new associates are assigned a first-year mentor, and all associates and laterals are assigned a departmental mentor. Mentors help new attorneys meet people within the firm and act as a sounding board for questions regarding work assignments, career development or any other issues that might arise.
All first-year associates participate in our First Year Lawyer Development Program, which promotes integration and training by providing new lawyers the opportunity to explore different practice areas. This program also helps new lawyers build relationships with colleagues throughout the firm, not just within a specific practice area, and gain a better understanding of Robinson Bradshaw’s many areas of expertise. The firm’s New Associates Committee works with each first-year associate to help manage work assignments based on individual practice interests and goals, capacity, client needs, and training and development opportunities.
Outside the formal mentoring program, many attorneys also receive great value through informal mentors within the firm. Robinson Bradshaw does not publish billable hours, allowing more senior members to spend meaningful time with newer attorneys discussing projects, career development and other important topics. Our “one firm” approach brings each individual into the common enterprise and promotes the development of supportive personal relationships that endure the challenges of practicing law.