Each of the firm's associates, after being with the firm for approximately one year, is assigned a senior associate or partner to serve as his long-term mentor. Mentors serve as both a guide and a resource for the young associates as they begin their professional development, and they will encourage their mentees to work with a variety of partners, explore different approaches to working on legal matters, and observe different methods of practice management and types of rainmaking skills.
Certain partners in the firm serve as assignment coordinators for their respective practice areas. The role of the assignment coordinator is to regulate workflow and ensure, to the highest extent possible, that all associates have work that will appropriately allow them to build comprehensive and well rounded legal skills. The practice areas also provide a number of in-house training opportunities.
This formal program, combined with Hahn Loeser's open-door atmosphere, provide associates with the teaching and guidance necessary to develop the skills that lead to a successful legal career.