In the fall of 2010, the firm announced the rollout of University Stinson, the firm's new comprehensive professional and career development program, combining substantive legal skills training with practical skills and career development training.
University Stinson's curriculum is designed to establish, implement and institutionalize ongoing associate training and firm-wide professional development programs for all attorneys. University Stinson's goal is for all Stinson attorneys to continue their education and professional growth by attending programming and tracking progress during the course of their careers.
Stinson supports every attorney in continued growth in substantive expertise and career development. University Stinson offers specialized or advanced programs in substantive areas of the law, as the firm's division chairs, client needs or business climates indicate. These programs will continue to fulfill attorneys' obligations for continuing legal education.
Lawyering InstituteUniversity Stinson supports associates' development at the outset of their practice experience. All new attorneys, including laterals, will participate in the Lawyering Institute, a one-and-a-half day professional development program that is the first level of training offered as part of University Stinson. The Institute covers the firm's Traditions in Excellence, and includes topics such as the transition to law practice, time management, working with partners, working with staff and client development.
Practice DevelopmentSupporting life-long learning in substantive legal areas, University Stinson provides:
Career DevelopmentTo facilitate career-long development and growth in the legal profession, University Stinson also includes:
Additional programs include: