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Associate Development, Training & Mentoring

At McCormick Barstow, we believe mentoring relationships and training programs are critical to the evolution of a successful legal career.

We place a high priority on professional development and support, both formalized and on-the-job. A first-year associate will begin his or her career at McCormick Barstow by participating in general orientation and training programs focused on topics including professional ethics, client service and time-management.

Further, we offer an extensive schedule of in-house training programs throughout the year that are aimed at educating our new lawyers and keeping our experienced lawyers current in their fields. For example, we host a firm-wide orientation day where all first year and recent lateral attorney hires come to Fresno for a day-long training followed by dinner at a partner’s home. With many partners in attendance to serve as advisors, intensive formal training takes place, as well as informal mentoring and coaching.

Of course, the professional development that takes place day-to-day is invaluable. Lawyers with specialties in different areas work cooperatively, sharing their knowledge, and senior attorneys give associates instruction, guidance and feedback on an ongoing, informal basis.

Last Updated Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 07:10 PM.