Jenner & Block

Talent Development Commitment

Creating and maintaining an unrivaled environment for superior talent requires a commitment to providing comprehensive professional development opportunities.  From the moment you join the firm, we help you become the best lawyer you can be

Our talent development and training programs are led by a full-time partner, Charlotte Wager, who serves as the firm's chief talent officer.  In addition, all of the firm's partners contribute to our culture of advancement and learning by instructing courses, authoring thought leadership, coaching, mentoring in formal and informal settings and training associates.  Real-time feedback on a daily basis is the norm as challenging assignments help build professional skills and introduce associates to different practice areas and clients.

Developing talent is a real commitment of our partners and a defining element of the Jenner & Block culture.  Cornerstones of our curriculum include a comprehensive orientation for new associate hires, the Career Development Program for senior associates, the Corporate Bootcamp for transactional lawyers and an extensive array of in-house continuing legal education (CLE) programs on a wide variety of industry issues and hot topics.  We also host a National Institute for Trial Advocacy deposition workshop and training programs on accounting designed especially for lawyers.  Using our JenLab model, we offer lateral partner integration programs, a mid and senior associate in-person workshop and various practice group sessions.  Special events include JenTalk conversations with clients and the Diversity Dialogues series featuring notable external speakers.  In addition, the firm’s affinity groups and industry teams regularly present educational programs designed to sharpen professional skills and increase awareness of legal and business trends.  Jenner & Block also offers a robust (CLE) program for our clients and alumni through the award-winning Jenner & Block Plus program.

If you have questions about talent development at Jenner & Block, please contact Charlotte Wager, Chief Talent Officer, at cwager@jenner.com or Shuhana Khan, Associate Director of Talent – Training and Development, at skhan@jenner.com.

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