We believe in building a culture of learning and designing training programs that harness the knowledge of our more experienced attorneys. We offer the following professional development training programs to enhance our attorneys’ skills and provide them with the resources to have a successful career at Stoel Rives.

Universal Curriculum
Universal Curriculum is our comprehensive introduction to Stoel Rives for all new attorneys. This series offers a variety of presentations that provide our new attorneys with information about firm culture, processes, tools, and resources. Presentation topics include, among others:

  • Firm Overview, Structure, Vision, and Strategy
  • Stoel Rives History: 137 Years in the Law
  • Client Intake: What You Need to Know
  • Commitment and Opportunities for Pro Bono and Community Service
  • Law Firm Economics 101: The Business of Law
  • Diversity and Inclusion at Stoel Rives

Junior Associate Retreat
The Junior Associate Retreat is a three-day annual retreat focused on establishing a foundation of essential skills for associates new to practice. Topics include effective communication, best practices from partners and associates, behavioral/communication styles, professional development tips, and, of course, having fun! The retreat is a great opportunity for attendees to build relationships with colleagues and others in the firm.

Mid-Level Associate Retreat
The Mid-Level Associate Retreat is a two-day annual retreat designed to provide mid-level associates with the tools and resources needed to begin to manage their practice and teams. It covers critical leadership and management skills, including giving and receiving feedback, effective communication, delegation, running effective meetings, business development, and more. This retreat is another great opportunity for attendees to further integrate into the firm, build relationships, and network with colleagues from around the firm.

Senior Associate Retreat
The Senior Associate Retreat is an annual one-and-a-half-day program designed for attorneys who are a few years out from partnership consideration. The goal of the retreat is to provide transparency about what it takes to become a Stoel Rives partner, including an in-depth look at the partnership admission process. Attendees will connect with colleagues, enhance their business development skills, and gain knowledge about what to expect and what will be expected as a partner at the firm. The retreat is also a great opportunity for attendees to further integrate into the firm and network with colleagues from around the firm.

Advanced Training
We provide advanced training for our attorneys on topics such as ethics and risk management, presentation and oral advocacy skills, advanced legal writing, trial skills, and negotiation skills. In addition, we offer a variety of in-house training opportunities to deepen our attorneys’ substantive legal knowledge and practice management.

New Income Partner Orientation
To help our new partners prepare for the transition into partnership, we offer an annual two-part orientation. Part one of the orientation is an opportunity for our attorneys to hear from firm management and senior administrative managers about the mechanics of being a partner, including compensation and benefits changes and success tips from current partners. Attendees gather in person for part two of the orientation, which includes a celebratory dinner with members of firm leadership and a half-day training focused on topics from leadership and business development skills to effective project management.

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