Associate Training and Development

Mentoring, Training and Development

Day Pitney provides associates with the opportunity to become great lawyers by delivering exceptional training and offering engaging, hands-on experience as well as mentoring.

Challenging Assignments

Associates are assigned to a practice group, based on the associate's preferences and the firm's needs. At Day Pitney, associates who demonstrate the ability to do so work directly with clients, negotiate deals, go to court and take depositions.

Extensive Legal Training

Associate development and training are a priority at Day Pitney. Our associates access a broad spectrum of legal education opportunities. Internally, the firm conducts firm-wide seminars several times a year, in addition to monthly department and practice group meetings and presentations, and special programs on such topics as negotiations, depositions and finance. In addition, associates join in training sessions delivered by individual departments that cover a broad array of business- and trial-related topics.

All attorneys are encouraged to attend external seminars and programs—underwritten by the firm—to strengthen their skills and enhance their performance. Day Pitney also provides tracking support for those attorneys who are admitted in states that require mandatory CLE.

Guidance and Feedback

We are dedicated to training and mentoring our associates. Associates learn by doing, working side by side with more experienced colleagues. These interactions build associates' knowledge of the law and help enhance the ways in which they deliver client service.

We make it a practice to provide regular, informal feedback to associates, in addition to providing a more formal annual performance review process.