Whether you are a new attorney joining Phelps Dunbar from law school, a seasoned lawyer coming to the firm with years of legal experience, or an administrative professional hired to make operations run smoothly, the firm is committed to providing training that will help you transition into your new position.
From the day of your interview, the firm provides information and feedback to get you acquainted with our greatest assets – our lawyers and staff members. Once you have had a chance to meet our attorneys and decide to join the firm, we provide you with detailed information about what it means to be a lawyer or staff member at Phelps Dunbar.
During your first week, our staff members train you on the technology systems, information services and administrative procedures used at the firm in an in-depth orientation. In addition, Phelps Dunbar offers a training program firm-wide and within each practice area on a regular basis which offers education on varied legal topics to enhance each attorney’s professional career. The firm hosts monthly technology training courses to help enhance technology skills for our attorneys and staff. We also emphasize the importance of client relations through training and presentations. For example, in the past, the firm has hosted client training programs that include inviting our clients to the firm to discuss their business and the keys to the relationship between their business and their attorneys.
Phelps Dunbar’s clients often have needs that go beyond a particular practice area or city, and with more than 260 lawyers, the firm offers the diverse legal expertise necessary to deliver excellent service. In order to integrate lawyers across ten U.S. offices to effectively serve our clients, the firm is organized into regional practice groups that regularly work together to meet client needs. In addition, the firm hosts yearly client seminars that bring attorneys together from across different practices and office locations to conduct presentations on the latest legal issues affecting businesses. The firm also hosts activities, including a biennial retreat for all attorneys and their families, that offer the opportunity for lawyers to get to know each other on a personal level.