Growing the law firm leaders of tomorrow is about so much more than just being able to tackle legal issues. Our unique professional program, The Roschier University, helps you to develop into a true professional.
“Law firm professionals are eager to learn; they tend to have a thirst for knowledge.”Anna Wranne, Roschier's Chief Talent Officer, is responsible for running one of the most comprehensive professional development programs in the region. The program extends to all Roschier staff, including lawyers and support professionals, and all levels of seniority.
“You are never too old for learning new things,” says Wranne.
Junior lawyers begin with a series of courses designed to polish their legal skills. The emphasis then switches to professional skills, including effective communication and client relationship management (CRM).
“Our lawyers learn the techniques and importance of client relationship management long before becoming responsible for their own client relationships,” notes Wranne.
The more senior you become as a practitioner, the more the focus switches to developing you as a leader of projects, people and finally the firm. The Roschier Leadership Academy, designed together with external well-regarded training providers, prepares people for the heavy responsibilities of management, helping Senior Associates become inspirational leaders.
Support professionals have a parallel program, and building their knowledge is vital for the firm. Those in support management positions also join tailored leadership programs.
“The emphasis on leadership training complements our commitment to mentoring. Everyone at the firm is assigned an internal mentor. In a working environment like ours, you need to support people and give them the tools for the job,” says Wranne.
Is she confident that the professional development programs provide those tools?
“Law firm professionals are eager to learn; they tend to have a thirst for knowledge. Fortunately the benefits of our professional programs – from promoting a ‘one-firm mindset’ to encouraging a culture of mutual support – are obvious,” she concludes.