The Paris Office typically relies on our trainee program when recruiting first-year and junior associates. Each practice in the office selects associates from among the former trainees based on its current needs. This works well for all involved because our trainees have become acquainted with the Firm, the Paris Office, and the lawyers with whom they will work—and the Firm has had the opportunity to learn about the interests and skill sets of the trainees—before they join our various practices.
Junior associates have the opportunity to attend the New Lawyer Academy, an annual event held in Washington, D.C. Each fall, new lawyers assemble from our more than 40 offices around the world to meet and network with each other and learn what it means to be One Firm Worldwide. Our Firm leaders, partners, and associates teach the new lawyers about Jones Day's culture, history, organization, and achievements and lead substantive and interactive training sessions. Every year, our new lawyers take away from the Academy a sense of great pride and excitement about being part of the Firm.