NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2023

Jones Day - San Diego, California

Professional Development

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Does your organization have a formal evaluation program in place? Yes
Evaluations Annual
Does your organization use upward reviews to evaluate and provide feedback to supervising lawyers? No


Rotation for junior associates between departments/practice groups? Other
Is rotation mandatory? No

Jones Day has a New Lawyers Group instead of a rotation system. The Group was formed in 1982 to provide our newest lawyers with exposure to different practice areas and lawyering styles before making a commitment to a specific practice. All lawyers joining our domestic (and certain non-U.S.) offices from law school become members of the New Lawyers Group for 7-12 months before joining a practice. New Lawyers are evaluated semi-annually.

Like all relationships, we believe it takes some time for an individual to find the best personal fit within the Firm. Exposing new lawyers to a variety of people and practices provides valuable experience, increases their professional networks, and makes for more well-rounded lawyers.


Does your organization have a dedicated professional development staff? Yes
What are some of the types of training and professional development opportunities your organization offers? (check all that apply) In-house training programs|External firm-paid seminars|Continuing legal education (CLE)|Organized/formal mentor program|Trial advocacy training|Observation opportunities|Practice group training|Other
What roles do counsel/senior attorneys play in the training of attorneys? (check all that apply) Presenters|Develop/design training programs|Mentoring|Supervise projects|One-on-one training
Does your organization have a coaching/mentoring program Yes
Does your organization give billable hours credit for training time? No