WHAT CAN AN CANDIDATE EXPECT?
Exceptional client service requires an intentional focus on understanding client objectives and expectations — and then working hard to meet both. We look for candidates who share that focus.
Careful and Creative Thinking.
We seek candidates who have achieved superior academic results and have demonstrated intellectual curiosity. These traits are the backbone of providing client value.
We work in teams, and every member of the team takes personal responsibility for its success. We value the contributions of every member of the team — and treat every team member with the same respect. We look closely for candidates who have succeeded in team environments.
Our clients come to us with their hardest cases and problems. We stand ready to help solve those problems. This requires innovative thinking and an outlook that rejects the fear of failure. For this reason, we desire candidates with a level of problem solving skills and overcoming, great challenges.
Our candidate leads and does so by example. Leaders are good listeners; they are not afraid to raise new ideas; seek new opportunities, and practice humility. We look for candidates who have demonstrated these skills.
A Client Centered Culture.
Our firm, like all firms, would not exist but for our clients. New candidates should expect to dedicate substantial time getting to know our clients, their objectives, and their expectations. Our associate candidates also receive individualized guidance about how to meet and to build relationships with new clients.
Our associate candidates play central roles in our cases. As a result, they quickly obtain substantial experience in all facets of litigation — including depositions, brief writing, motion practice, and trial work.
Our candidates have an innate desire to provide counseling at the highest level. We seek new challenges, new matters, and new clients. Through this culture, our team improves their own abilities on a daily basis. New candidates should be prepared to embrace this culture and experience the significant professional and personal growth that comes with it.
A wide spectrum of work.
New candidates should expect to work on all stripes of complex litigation. Indeed, exposure to practice across subject matters and areas of the law is a defining feature of our approach to associate development. This spectrum includes pro bono matters.
At Bedeila Du Maurier candidates work directly with staff on every case; for this reason, experiential learning, with partner mentorship, rests at the firm’s core. The firm also has a formal mentoring program in which every candidate is mentored by a partner assigned only to that candidate.