As an experienced lawyer, you already know what direction you want your career to take. We can offer you both the resources and the opportunity to take your career to the next level.
Bryan Cave has a diversified national and international practice and is a leader among corporate, transactional and litigation law firms. We represent a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients in a range of matters. Clients include major publicly held multinational corporations, major and mid-sized publicly and privately held companies, partnerships and emerging enterprises.
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Our ability to provide our clients with the advice and advocacy they require, and the superior results they seek, is dependent on our ability to continue to attract and develop lawyers who will carry on our traditions of excellence, commitment to our clients and service to our communities. Professional Development
At Bryan Cave, we believe that the best lawyers never stop learning. Our firm offers a comprehensive associate professional development program to help ensure that every attorney reaches his or her full potential. Our commitment to this goal is perhaps best exemplified by Bryan Cave’s partners, who provide their expertise and insight as instructors and panelists for each of our programs.
The firm’s professional development programs include:
- New Associate Professional Development Conference
Our orientation for first-year associates uses business case scenarios (focusing on an actual firm client), as well as panel discussions and lectures, to develop areas of core expertise such as project management and effective presentation.
- Mid-level Associate Career Development Conference
The topics at this event are tailored specifically to the needs of lawyers making the transition from junior to mid-level associates. The curriculum offers a mix of practice building and networking skills, supplemented by information about the partnership promotion process.
- Commercial Litigation Curriculum
Our programs combine seminars on the fundamentals of oral argument, deposition and trial advocacy, and offers information on questioning techniques, witness preparation and choosing the most effective legal arguments. Seminars offer interactive simulations that allow associates to practice their skills using actual cases.
- Corporate & Transactional Practice Curriculum
Comprised of over 20 topics, this program focuses on general legal areas as they apply to a corporate practice such as accounting, ethics and client service, as well as specific transactional skills such as closing mechanics, corporate governance, and debt and bank financings.
- Business Development Curriculum
Targeted to mid- and senior-level associates as well as junior partners, this program includes a “Client Interaction Workshop,” which enables lawyers to practice business development skills using role-plays and exercises. It also includes “Asking for the Business,” which uses filmed vignettes of scripted scenarios to launch class discussions about the most effective way to “make the ask.”
Bryan Cave provides its lawyers with excellent compensation and benefits, including essential work tools like a laptop or paid Blackberry service and paid cell phone service. Other benefits include:
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Life and disability insurance
- Domestic partner health insurance
- Paid vacation
- Three month paid maternity leave
- Individual savings plan
- Health care and dependent care tax savings plans
- Flextime policy
- Dues/seminar expense programs
- Mobile device programs
- Business casual attire
- Formal mentoring program
- Telecommuting support
- Dinner reimbursement program
- New lawyer lunch program
- Six week paid paternity leave
- Six week paid adoption leave
If you want to know more about the lateral positions currently available, please see the Current Opportunities