Carin L. Ojala has been named the director of professional development for Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
Ojala, who has been an attorney with the Firm since 1994, will be responsible for attorney retention and development, mentor and training programs, associate continuity and transition, and other related areas. She will also have responsibility for implementing the goals, policies and activities of the professional staff programs.
"As Warner Norcross continues to grow, our attorneys must have the appropriate tools to succeed in their practice areas," explained Douglas E. Wagner, managing partner of Warner Norcross. "We have created this new position to pick up where our recruiting efforts end to ensure that our new attorneys are integrated into the Firm smoothly and that all our attorneys have access to mentors, development opportunities and other programs that will aid in their successful career development.
"Carin is an excellent choice for this position. With more than a decade of experience as a Warner Norcross attorney, she understands the challenges facing attorneys today and also understands our firm's culture and our strategic goals. She will be a tremendous asset to our firm and a valuable resource for our attorneys."
Since joining the Firm, Ojala has concentrated her practice in corporate and commercial law. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.
Ojala holds a bachelor's degree with distinction from the University of Michigan and her doctor of jurisprudence cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
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About Warner Norcross & Judd:
This year, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP celebrates its 75th anniversary of service to clients in Michigan, across the country and throughout the world. With more than 180 attorneys in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Holland and Muskegon, Warner Norcross is one of Michigan's leading providers of legal services. For the third consecutive year, the Firm has a greater percentage of partners listed in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America than any other large law firm in Michigan. Warner Norcross was also named the best corporate law firm in West Michigan by Corporate Board Member magazine for the third year in a row. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting and as one of West Michigan's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.