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Mentoring and Training

Positioning our next generation of lawyers for success


At Tucker Ellis, we take the development of our attorneys to heart. Driven by our guiding principle to build better lawyers faster, we invest in a variety of mentorship opportunities and in-house legal training programs. Harnessing the expertise of Tucker Ellis senior attorneys – and the support of our Director of Professional Development – our programs aim to position our junior and mid-level talent for long-term success and maintain the high standards of legal excellence for which our firm is known.

An individualized approach to mentorship

Each of our partners is committed to ensuring that every associate and counsel at our firm obtains the substantive skill set, professional skills, and networking opportunities necessary to build the practice they want, all while maintaining strong relationships with our clients.

To fulfill this pledge, partners manage their practices to maximize skills-acquisition for junior and mid-level lawyers through work assignments and shadowing opportunities. Additionally, junior and mid-level attorneys regularly meet with department chairs, practice group leaders, and mentors to set goals and expectations for their practices, evaluate progress, and overcome challenges.

Recognizing that each attorney brings to the firm a unique set of experiences, skills, and styles – not only in the practice of law, but in other professional areas as well – we tailor our approach to each attorney’s individual strengths and career ambitions. Our Director of Professional Development works closely with both junior and senior attorneys at the firm to help our next-generation talent chart their individual professional paths, build on their strengths, and develop the careers they want to have by connecting them with the practices, experiences, and practitioners that will challenge them to become our firm’s future partners.

Professional education and training programs

Our partners lead a range of legal education and training programs designed to give our associates and counsel the hands-on experience they need to best serve our clients:

  • Litigation Institute
  • Trial Academy
  • Business Law Institute
  • IP Summit
  • Junior Attorney Corps

From introducing new lawyers to the profession to teaching junior and mid-level attorneys litigation strategies, advanced trial skills, business law best practices, and winning approaches to IP law, these programs have proven invaluable to our attorneys’ career satisfaction and to the success of our firm as a whole – all while building client trust in the next generation of Tucker Ellis lawyers to step up to meet their legal needs. We also invest in our talent pipeline by inviting law students in our communities to spend the summer working closely with experienced Tucker Ellis attorney–mentors.