From our comprehensive new employee orientation to continuing education opportunities, we empower everyone to achieve professional goals and create a positive impact at the firm.
We believe that every employee contributes to the overall success of our firm. To support this belief, we encourage and empower our employees to continually grow and enhance their skills. Through our competency-based curriculum and state of the art learning management system, we are able to provide a variety of learning and development opportunities, including the following:
New Employee Onboarding. With the goal of a quick and smooth transition into their new position, new employees are immediately welcomed into the firm through our extensive onboarding process that includes new user technology training, mentorship program, buddy program, and position-specific learning segments.
Technology Training. Due to our dedication to innovation, we employ cutting-edge technology and offer ongoing training to ensure our employees have the necessary tools and knowledge needed to keep up with rapid technological changes.
Diversity Training. Through our Diversity and Retention Council, we offer a variety of training programs centered around diverse topics that are both regionally focused per office location and focused on firmwide topics.
LTC4 Certification. Legal support staff have an opportunity, through our learning management system, to earn LTC4 certification (Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition) on a variety of competencies essential for their key role within our firm.
We are pleased to announced that 164 or 99% of our staff members and paralegals are now certified through the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4) for completion of a 9-month training program on data and system security. We launched a security awareness training program in mid-2017 in partnership with LTC4. Staff members and paralegals completed the training using our learning management system populated with content and knowledge checks generated by Traveling Coaches, Inc.
"Data security is a critical challenge for every law firm and we are proud of our staff members completing this certification process in support of the firm's dedication to data security," said James Goodnow, president and managing partner. Our attorneys also participated in security training.
Management Training. We provide individual and group management training in employment practices, coaching, and mentoring to ensure the firm’s administrative managers and supervisors are the best leaders they can be.
Customized Continuing Education. We believe that learning and development is an ongoing activity. Through our learning management system, each employee has an opportunity to learn beyond their direct scope of responsibility. Expanding knowledge across practice groups and departments, allows for greater cross collaboration across the firm.