Many of Doerner's associates are recruited through our summer associate program and from judicial clerkships. We search for people whose academic record and demonstrated motivation and initiative convince us that the individual has partnership potential. Because of the unique conditions affecting the Southwest, our clients have particularly diverse needs, not only regionally but nationally and internationally. Essential to our practice, then, is for every new lawyer to possess the kind of excellent analytical skills and considerable maturity necessary for direct client contact and major responsibility early in one's legal career.
When an associate begins employment with us, he or she is assigned typically to two Practice Groups, but is encouraged to work in all areas before deciding upon the practice area that is most suitable. The associate may discuss changing assignments on an annual basis.
An associate is given significant responsibilities to handle client matters. To assist in training associates, Doerner offers formal training sessions, as well as informal educational opportunities. Additionally, we encourage and pay for our associates to attend high quality continuing education seminars that are germane to their practice.
Salary and Benefits
Salary and benefits are competitive with those firms having comparable practices in our area.
Many of our lawyers have completed federal judicial clerkships and the Firm recognizes the value this adds in researching, writing and legal analysis.
Each associate is hired with the expectation that he or she will become a partner. Associates are formally evaluated each year and are given a partnership evaluation at the end of their third, fourth, fifth and sixth years.
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