Stinson Leonard Street Recognized for "Standout Associates" by BTI Consulting Group
KANSAS CITY, MO (August 4, 2017)—BTI Consulting Group named Stinson Leonard Street LLP among its "Law Firms with Standout Associates" for 2017.
To identify the firms with the top associates, BTI surveyed more than 300 corporate counsel nationwide. Stinson was one of only 38 firms to earn standout status.
"This recognition acknowledges our years-long investment in associate recruiting and training," said Mark Hinderks, Stinson's managing partner. "We recruit a diverse group with high character and high potential, then surround them with resources to be successful."
In its annual best associates report, BTI says that clients make a mental note of the firms who bring associates to meetings. Clients appreciate the opportunity to talk to associates and offer bits of advice, sharing insight on what it’s like to be a client or about the nature of meetings. In other words, clients like to mentor.
The BTI report also noted four essential skills for top-performing associates: listening, writing, anticipating and researching. Developing these skills early in an associate's career builds a foundation for long-term success.
"Our associate training program is among the most important investments the firm makes," Hinderks said. "By investing the time and resources to nurture the skills of our newer attorneys, we are developing the next generation of partners to lead our firm through quality legal work and unmatched client service."