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A Better Partnership

Recruiting and Retaining Women and Diverse Attorneys

We work hard to ensure that women and minority attorneys develop successful careers with us. Our Career Development Program guides associates in the development of goals and professional skills. The program includes a curriculum of more than 50 courses to help associate attorneys attain the knowledge and skills they need to successfully advance in the practice of law and develop rewarding careers. The courses are taught by Warner Norcross & Judd partners and associates and are supplemented by other presenters.

Each of our Practice Groups is charged with creating a model career plan and providing a mentor to guide associates in their development. We employ a full-time Director of Professional Development, an attorney who works with each associate to create a personalized program and establish important formal and informal mentoring relationships. We recognize that mentoring is a key component in successful legal practices. 

We track every work assignment given to our associates and review them periodically to ensure that each associate receives the opportunity to work on career enhancing projects.  We closely monitor the progress of each associate against the milestones of the model career plan established in each of our practice areas.

Our flextime employment policy enables talented lawyers to balance their strong commitment to the practice of law with family and other responsibilities. Our policy is designed to help associates find the necessary balance while continuing to advance toward partnership. At any given time, we have a small handful of attorneys on flextime.

NOTICE. Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you.

By clicking the ‘ACCEPT’ button, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you.

Please click the ‘ACCEPT’ button if you understand and accept the foregoing statement and wish to proceed.



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