Liskow & Lewis is very selective in its hiring decisions, and we provide a complete environment for a talented new attorney to build a career. With this in mind, associate training and development is a top priority.
Regularly scheduled formal in-house programs as well as day-to-day interaction with senior lawyers and clients help associates reach their professional potential. Associates are also highly encouraged to participate in bar association activities, educational seminars and professional groups outside the firm.
New associates are assigned to a particular practice group, although an associate may work with attorneys outside of that section if a particular need or interest arises. Within any given practice area, a new associate during his or her first few years will work for several different shareholders to obtain a good overview of the firm’s practice.
This practice allows the associate’s capabilities to be evaluated and guided by a variety of experienced practitioners. Associates are assigned a partner-mentor and are evaluated on a formal basis every six months throughout the partnership track.
Our first-year compensation package for associates is at or near the top of the scale for major firms in Louisiana. In addition, the firm pays bar review and bar examination expenses.
Associates are normally considered for advancement to shareholder status after serving as associates for seven years. The firm gives credit toward shareholder status to associates who have completed judicial clerkships.