associate life 

Our people are our most valuable asset.  Accordingly, we invest in our associates’ professional development with the objective of recruiting, retaining, developing and promoting the most talented lawyers in practice.  Choate is committed to the professional and personal development of its associates through challenging work, constructive performance reviews, early exposure to clients, participation in the life of the Firm, personalized training and industry and community involvement.

Choate is not highly leveraged, which allows our partners to work directly with associates to train and develop the next generation of exceptional lawyers.  Our practice focus and commitment to lean staffing with dedicated teams enable our associates to develop expertise and play important roles on client relationships early in their careers.  Like a handful of other leading firms, Choate conducts its national and international practice from a single office.  We are all under one roof in Boston.  We know each other really well.  We work together in teams every day.  And we enjoy it.

As valued members of the team, associates are kept informed about the Firm’s management priorities, strategy and financial performance.  Through a quarterly Managing Partners’ Forum and periodic smaller meetings between the Managing Partners and associates by class, management and partners present and welcome open conversations about the Firm’s Priority Agenda, budget, compensation data, business development and finances.

Associates are critical to the fabric of the Firm.  They are members of the Hiring and Associates Committees, serve as mentors to fellow associates and summer associates, contribute to and lead training programs for one another and our summer associates, and serve in leadership roles in pro bono cases and on community projects.


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