Murtha Cullina's multifaceted practice is particularly well suited to foster the professional growth and development of new associates. The breadth of our client base provides associates with opportunities to work closely with more experienced lawyers on complex matters and to enjoy primary responsibility for smaller and/or more routine matters. In this environment, associates learn the skills to develop the initiative and critical judgment necessary for effective client counseling, as well as what is required for a sophisticated legal practice. Major matters are handled by appropriately staffed client service teams; however, the more typical cases are managed by one partner and one associate.
Our associate training program reflects a balance between two goals: the early development of expertise in specific practice areas and the long-term development of a broad range of legal knowledge and skills. Apart from the lawyer-to-lawyer instruction that takes place on the job, the firm places an emphasis on organized educational efforts. Seminars and training sessions are provided in-house, and associates also learn by helping to prepare materials and presentations for clients and potential clients of the firm. We encourage associates to attend (and serve as panel members for) outside seminars in their respective specialties, and the firm often sponsors such programs in conjunction with bar associations and industry groups. Associates also attend programs sponsored by PLI, PESI, NBI, and other private organizations, many of which offer excellent opportunities for continuing legal education.
Partners of the firm devote substantial time to comprehensive annual reviews of each associate's performance. During the review meeting, the associate's strengths and areas of development are discussed. Associates may be involved in a number of firm committees, including Recruitment, Diversity and Associate Mentoring & Training.
Murtha Cullina is committed to promoting equal opportunity for all employees at all levels. The Firm does not discriminate against an applicant for employment or another employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.