Washington, D.C., June 13, 2007 – LAWFUEL – Law Jobs & Legal Newswire -Baker & McKenzie LLP recently announced its annual North American Summer Associate Event will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on June 22-23. More than 70 summer associates from the Firm’s Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, San Diego, San Francisco/Palo Alto, Toronto and Washington, DC offices will convene in the nation’s capital to gain further insight into the Firm, receive substantive training and network.
The two-day event will feature presentations by Partners and associates from all of Baker’s North American offices, practices and industry areas, including a presentation by John Conroy, Baker & McKenzie’s Chairman of the Executive Committee, on the Firm’s professional development program – The Development Framework. The event will also feature a session on the Firm’s Pro Bono commitment, as well as activities to promote team building and networking.
“We are proud to be able to showcase Baker & McKenzie’s rich global and regional platform to our future colleagues and leaders,” said John Conroy, Chairman of the Executive Committee. “The summer associate event reflects our commitment to provide professional development opportunities as early as possible in their careers with us.”
With the success of last year’s regional summer associate event, the Firm decided to host the event annually as part of its North American Summer Associate Program.
“We have received uniformly positive feedback from last year’s event,” said Scott Brandman, New York Hiring Partner. “We look forward to even more success to come.”
“Baker & McKenzie is committed to developing and cultivating successful lasting relationships with the best and brightest attorneys around the country,” said David Hackett, North American Managing Partner. “This event demonstrates the Firm’s dedication to our attorneys’ professional development, and it provides a forum where career-long relationships can begin.”