Phelps Dunbar's training program encompasses all of the firm’s continuing legal education programs. In addition to year-round training programs offered to our attorneys, the firm has developed and implemented a program designed specially for law clerks and summer associates. This training program offers law students a glimpse of life as a junior associate, as well as gaining applicable skills for practicing law. The program, created by a Phelps Dunbar attorney, supplements the law school education.
Phelps' law clerk/summer associate training program provides students with a variety of assignments such as a research memo, writing a client letter, drafting a motion for summary judgment, an oral argument and/or review of an assignment. The program is flexible and administered according to the needs of each office and the interests of the law clerk/summer associate. Partners with expertise will present seminars on assignment topics. Knowledgeable senior-level attorneys will review the assignments and provide direct feedback to the summer associates.
Whether through our on-going attorney training or our specific law clerk/summer program training, Phelps Dunbar is committed to assisting attorneys in continuing their education and providing seminars on current topics. Our training sessions and materials are available year-round on our online video library.