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About Us

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

Our Practices

Posted on August 30, 2013, Authored by ,

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Worldwide Services

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

Going global? We can help. Ruder Ware is an independent member of Meritas, a global alliance of 170 business law firms in 65 countries. Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1990, Meritas was formed to provide its members with ready access to legal services in jurisdictions around the world. Through this affiliation, Ruder Ware has priority access to highly skilled attorneys in numerous global markets. Meritas connects law firms in unfamiliar jurisdictions. Meritas member firms are prescreened and subject to a rigorous annual review and recertification process to ensure each member firm meets the organization's stringent requirements. Through this association, Ruder Ware has resources throughout the United States and around the world to assist in the resolution of nearly any business or personal legal challenge. Meritas maintains strict membership criteria to assure high levels of professional services and client satisfaction. In addition, members must adhere to a code of ethics which - in some jurisdictions - goes beyond local guidelines. Meritas also maintains a referral tracking and monitoring system to ensure that member and client needs are met in a timely and efficient manner. Because of these standards, Ruder Ware can confidently refer matters to other Meritas member firms for representation in locations in which it does not practice, knowing that each referral will receive prompt, professional service in a cost-efficient manner.

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Copyright/Disclaimer Welcome to the Internet site of Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C. The purpose of this site is to provide information of a general nature regarding legal matters and to facilitate communication with clients and potential clients. We hope you find the information presented to be useful. We welcome your comments and suggestions. COPYRIGHT NOTICE This web site was created by Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C. Copyright 2009-2014, Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C. Accurate reproduction with acknowledgment granted. All rights reserved. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C. provides this web site as a service to the internet community. This web site contains information of a general nature regarding legislative and other legal developments and matters. None of the information contained herein is intended as legal advice or opinion relative to specific matters, facts, situations, or issues. While the information contained herein is periodically updated, additional facts and information or future developments may affect the subjects addressed and no guarantee is given that the information provided in this web site is correct, complete, and up-to-date. Consult with an attorney before acting or relying upon any information contained in this web site. E-mail addresses are provided as a convenience in communicating with the firm and its employees. Contacting Ruder Ware by e-mail does not alone create an attorney-client relationship. Internet e-mail is not secure and messages sent to the firm or any of its employees should not contain confidential information unless they are adequately encrypted. If you contact the firm by e-mail with respect to a matter where the firm does not already represent you, any information which you disclose to us may not be regarded as privileged or confidential. This web site may contain links to other internet sites. These links are intended to aid visitors in their search for relevant legal and other information but do not imply that Ruder Ware maintains an affiliation with the linked association or entity or endorses any other internet sites. Please contact Lisa O'Flyng with comments and suggestions about the Website. Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C. Attn: Marketing Director P.O. Box 8050 Wausau, WI 54402-8050 Phone: (715) 845-4336 E-mail: marketing@ruderware.com

IRS Announces Recognition of Legally Married Same-Sex Couples

Posted on August 30, 2013, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling, Filed under Tax Deductions

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that all legally married same-sex couples, regardless of where they live, will be recognized for federal tax purposes, including income, estate, and gift taxes. The Supreme Court of the United States' decision on June 26, 2013 declaring the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional raised questions with respect to federal treatment of same-sex couples living in states that do not recognize same-sex marriage. Prior to the Supreme Court's ruling, lawfully married same-sex couples were forced to declare themselves as "unmarried" when filing federal tax returns. Following the declaration of DOMA as unconstitutional, same-sex couples whose marriages were recognized by their state of residency could file jointly married federal tax returns and qualify for other federal benefits requiring marriage such as social security. It was unclear, however, how the IRS and other government agencies would treat same-sex couples living in one of the 37 states where same-sex marriages are not recognized. Today, the IRS announced that all legal marriages would be recognized for federal tax purposes. The announcement clarifies that the place of marriage trumps the state of residency in determining whether same-sex couples are legally married for tax purposes. Same-sex couples now may legally marry in one state and freely move to another state knowing that their federal tax filing status will not change.

History

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

Founded in 1920 by George L. Ruder, Ruder Ware exemplifies professional integrity and strategies shaped by the business vision of George Ruder. Committed to the Wausau area, George Ruder aligned himself with the "Wausau Group," entrepreneurs who developed the north central region of Wisconsin. The earliest years of the firm were devoted primarily to the practice of real estate law and probate; by the mid 1920s the firm had begun a corporate law practice as well. The early years of the law firm coincided with the historical period known as the "New Era." During the 1920s, after a short recession immediately following World War I, the country entered a period of widespread prosperity. Businesses expanded and merged at an unprecedented rate. When the country entered the Great Depression in 1929, George Ruder responded by familiarizing himself with laws relating to insolvency and bankruptcy. This enabled him to provide clients with the sound legal advice needed to survive the harsh years of the Great Depression. Having practiced independently the majority of his career, Ruder sought the assistance of an able attorney to share and diversify his practice. Stanley F. Staples, Jr. left the FBI in New York to join the firm in 1954. In Staples' first years with the firm, he concentrated his practice on business law, estate planning, and probate, in addition to serving as an assistant city attorney. The firm's growth during the 1950s and 1960s occurred against the backdrop of an expanding national economy in the midst of its longest economic boom. This sustained prosperity encouraged the establishment of new businesses as well as the expansion of existing enterprises. The national trends were mirrored in Wausau, where economic growth accelerated rapidly. In 1965 the firm recruited G. Lane Ware, who concentrated his skills initially on corporate and securities law. As the firm's caseload continued to grow, the firm's horizons expanded, and in 1966 they hired Karen M. Wagner. Ruder & Staples became the first law firm in Wausau to hire a female attorney. The late 1960s offered the opportunity to hire two new associates, John F. Michler and John M. Forester, both instrumental to the firm's success. After practicing law nearly to the end of his life, George Ruder died on December 4, 1970, leaving a void in both the firm he created and the community he loved. The legacy of George Ruder was extraordinary: honesty, integrity, hard work, personal independence, and service to the community. The firm's remaining leaders were now forced to decide whether to disband and affiliate with other established firms or continue as the Ruder law firm. Staples left the firm in 1972 to pursue an opportunity in the nonprofit sector. The associates concluded that the risk was worth the potential gain. In 1972 they formed the law firm of Ruder, Ware, Michler & Forester, S.C. and elected G. Lane Ware as president, a position he held for 27 years. John F. Michler was elected vice president and treasurer, and John M. Forester was elected secretary. By the end of 1975 the firm had doubled in size to eight attorneys, installed its first word processing system, and occupied space in the newly constructed First American National Bank building located in the heart of downtown Wausau. As business owners attempted to counterbalance the spiraling inflation of the 1970s, a trend toward corporate consolidation came to dominate the national business environment. Wisconsin firms were often caught in the transition, which began to feature the purchase of state businesses by out-of-state conglomerates. When Wausau area businesses became involved in the wave of expansion, they frequently called upon the firm. By the mid 1970s, it had become clear that in order to deal with all of the legal needs of its clients, the firm needed to acquire litigation capabilities. The firm established a litigation department in 1975. Because of intensifying interest in environmental issues, the firm added qualified legal counsel in the area of environmental law. The firm's trust and estate practice, furthermore, was one of the fastest-growing areas of activity in the expansive 1980s. Ruder Ware's response was to enlarge the group under the leadership of Mark J. Bradley. At the same time, the firm took one more step toward becoming full-service by initiating an employment, benefits & labor relations law practice. Ruder, Ware, Michler & Forester, S.C. continued to expand over the next decade and by the beginning of 1988 employed 24 attorneys with a variety of specializations. The increasing diversity of attorney talents underscored the need to formally establish its vision. Undertaking the task in 1988, the firm developed a strategic plan and adopted a formal mission statement incorporating objectives and strategies as a clear road map to be followed. Not long after the blueprint was drafted, John M. Forester announced his resignation in 1989. As a result, the firm reorganized itself as Ruder, Ware & Michler, S.C. In 1999, Lane Ware stepped down as president, assuming the position of chairman of the board, and Lon Roberts stepped in as the firm's managing partner. Mark Bradley succeeded Lon Roberts as managing partner in 2009 which he transitioned to Stewart Etten in 2013. In 2005 Ruder Ware merged with the well-respected Eau Claire firm Garvey, Anderson, Johnson, Geraci & Mirr, S.C. A part of the Eau Claire community since 1945, the firm had dedicated itself to resolving complicated transactions and to providing personal service. With over forty attorneys in Wausau and Eau Claire, the firm has continued to blend a commitment to its clients and loyalty to the communities it serves. In the legal profession, as in everything else, growth depends upon innovation and adaptability in response to changing circumstances. Nonetheless, integrity, whether corporate or personal, is also linked to the preservation of immutable core principles. The enduring legacy of George Ruder has been the firm's commitment to high-quality legal services and to community service. His wisdom has been essential to the firm's evolution as it responds to future challenges. 99117538719

Federal Court Decision Supports Strict Call-In Procedures

Posted on August 15, 2013, Authored by Kevin J.T. Terry, Filed under Employment

Many employers maintain no-fault attendance policies requiring advanced notice of absences and a voluntary quit provision when an employee fails to report to work for two days without providing notice. These policies assist companies in meeting client deadlines and properly monitoring employee performance. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an employer may enforce such a policy against an employee claiming FMLA-protected leave, unless unusual circumstances justify the employee's violation of the policy. In Srouder, et al. v. Dana Light Axle Mfg, LLC, the employee, White, submitted an incomplete FMLA certification at a September 30 meeting that the company could not comply with as the restrictions prohibited him from working. The company sent him home and instructed him to speak with his physician about possibly having the restriction lifted. On October 1, the company sent White a memorandum outlining the deficiencies in the certification form and gave him until October 7 to correct them. White was absent on October 1, 2, 5, and failed to call-in as required by the company's attendance policy. On October 6, the company sent White a termination letter pursuant to this policy. White brought suit for interference with FMLA leave. The Court noted that the 2009 FMLA amendment clearly states: "where an employee does not comply with the employer's usual notice and procedural requirements, and no unusual circumstances justify the failure to comply, FMLA-protected leave may be delayed or denied." 29 C.F.R. Sec. 825.302(d). Based on this regulation, and because White did not offer an "unusual circumstance" warranting a departure from the policy, his claim failed. This decision is not binding in Wisconsin; however, it does provide support for employers wishing to strictly enforce similar attendance policies. Unfortunately for employers, not much clarity was provided as to what is deemed an "unusual circumstance" warranting a departure from company policy. When this issue does arise, please contact Ruder Ware to discuss the fact scenario so your company can feel confident before making a similar decision.

What's in Store for the Future - National Labor Relations Board

Posted on August 23, 2013, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich, Filed under Employment

On August 22, I spoke to the Employment Law Institute sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin on the topic of, "National Labor Relations Board:  What Will the Future Bring?" This topic focused on the recent congressional approval of new members to the NLRB which will eliminate legal challenges going forward to decisions made by the NLRB on the grounds of no quorum of Board members. In other words, the NLRB is now fully staffed which eliminates one argument that employers could make to challenge Board decisions. With the newly constituted Board, one must wonder what things will employers face in regard to Union activity and employee rights. The new Board will continue to monitor employer decisions about statements made by employees on social media to ensure employers do not discipline and employee for "protected speech." Protected speech is defined as commentary or discussions about wages and working conditions that are protected by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act. The Board will also likely monitor the language of employee handbooks adopted by a company and challenge any language that is designed to discourage or eliminate the right of employees to engage in protected speech either in the workplace or in outside settings. We also anticipate that the new Board will revisit the establishment of "Weingarten Rights" which would allow an employee in a non-union setting to have a representative of the employee's choosing if the employee is being investigated for or disciplined for inappropriate conduct or poor performance. This right has been granted and removed on several occasions and will likely be reinstated at some time in the near future as a legal requirement that companies must follow. Employers should pay close attention to any actions or decisions from the NLRB. Employers should also conduct training for managers so they are aware of what constitutes protected speech and what type of conduct an employee may be disciplined for especially when using social media to communicate with others.

Fox Searchlight Decision Brings Risks of Using Unpaid Interns Out of the Dark

Posted on August 13, 2013, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Recently, a federal court in New York concluded that a group of workers (production workers who worked on production of the film Black Swan) classified as "unpaid interns" by a motion picture distribution company should have been classified as employees for purposes of federal wage and overtime laws. The case is Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., Case No. 11-CV-6784, "F.R.D.", 2013 WL 2495140 (S.D.N.Y. June 11, 2013). In Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., the Court addressed the application of the so-called "trainee" or "unpaid intern" exemption from the minimum wage and overtime requirements under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Under the right circumstances, this "trainee" or "unpaid intern" exemption permits unpaid interns to work for "for profit" business organizations. The factors to be considered under the "trainee" or "unpaid intern" exemption are explained in detail in a federal Department of Labor (DOL) Factsheet No. 71 (April 2010). According to the "unpaid intern" test, the following six factors must be considered in determining whether a worker may lawfully perform services as an unpaid intern, and not an employee: The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment; The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern; The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff; The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded; The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship. According to the DOL, each of the six factors, above, must be satisfied to properly classify a worker as an unpaid intern. In Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., the Court carefully examined each of the six factors and determined, based upon "the totality of the circumstances," that the production workers could not be classified as unpaid interns, but should have been classified as compensated employees. It should be noted that each factor carries with it its own set of special considerations that have been developed through judicial decisions, some of which are not intuitive based upon the way the factors are described by the DOL. The risks of improperly utilizing unpaid interns is considerable, including back pay, unpaid overtime, penalties, liquidated damages, attorney's fees and costs and undesirable media coverage. Therefore, a fact-specific, case-by-case analysis is strongly recommended before a company begins to utilize unpaid interns.

Careers

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware, the largest law firm headquartered north of Madison, has its roots in the northern half of the sate. Founded in Wausau in 1920, the firm has expanded to include an office in Eau Claire. We provide counsel to many of the same clients from our firm's humble beginnings. Dedicated to customer service, we invest our energy in building long lasting relationships. Ruder Ware's attorneys continue to contribute to the growth and success of a wide variety of recognized regional, national, and international companies.   Current Openings

Attorneys

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware, the largest law firm headquartered north of Madison, has its roots in the northern half of the state. Founded in Wausau in 1920, the firm has expanded to include an office in Eau Claire. We provide counsel to many of the same clients from our firm's humble beginnings. Dedicated to customer service, we invest our energy in building long lasting relationships. Ruder Ware's attorneys continue to contribute to the growth and success of a wide variety of recognized regional, national, and international companies. Our attorneys enjoy the challenge and opportunity to build a sophisticated practice, while our professional staff thrives in a fast-paced work environment. Our offices are ideally situated minutes away from Wisconsin's most popular lakes, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing trails, and within a lively arts community. For additional detail, please follow links to our Community Information pages for Wausau, WI, and Eau Claire, WI. We continually seek self-motivated, focused, entrepreneurial individuals with a passion for the practice of law. We appreciate your interest in Ruder Ware. At this time we are not seeking any candidates.   Current Openings 9979446217,79445372,79447077

Privacy Policy

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

This privacy policy is intended to provide you, as a viewer of the firm's Web site, an understanding of the types of information we may collect, store and use through this Web site. You may disclose certain personal information to our firm through this Web site, such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, or other similar information. You are never required to provide any such personal information to our firm through this Web site. Our firm does not sell or distribute personal information you provide to our firm through this Web site. Our firm also maintains reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect against the loss or misuse of your personal information. Also, our firm may collect aggregate data or statistical Web site use data to help our firm better design and focus our Web site. We may also use personal information in providing customer service to you. Additionally, our firm may use so-called "cookies" on this Web site, to provide for a more convenient experience for those using our firm's Web site. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information. In some cases, you may receive electronic legal updates, or other communications from our firm, when you provide your contact information to our firm. However, if you wish to opt-out of these communications, you may do so at any time by following the instructions in each of those separate communications. Otherwise, if you do not wish to receive any such electronic legal updates, or other communications from our firm, you may contact us at: Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C. Attn: Marketing Director P.O. Box 8050 Wausau, WI 54402-8050 Phone: (715) 845-4336 E-mail: marketing@ruderware.com This privacy policy may change from time to time without notice to respond to legal issues affecting the industry. The revised privacy policy will also be posted on our Web site. Updated 11/17/09 This constitutes the privacy policy of Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., as it pertains to this Web site.

Legal Updates

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

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Community Pride

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

99111868538 99116068242 99116078356 George Ruder's enduring philosophy of "the community allowed me to earn a living and I owe a debt of gratitude to the community" remains a central core of the firm today. Ruder Ware's commitment to community is long-standing. Our involvement in organizations dedicated to enriching the community is an essential part of what it means to be part of Ruder Ware. Of particular note: Three attorneys have served as president of Wausau's Grand Theatre Foundation. In addition, our firm provided invaluable assistance with the formation of the Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. in 1972; four attorneys have served or are serving as board of director members to date. Three attorneys have served as president of the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce. Two attorneys have served or currently serve on the Chamber board of directors for the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, and several other attorneys have served on Chamber committees such as Workforce Development, Young Professionals, and Leadership Eau Claire. A number of attorneys have worked tirelessly to invigorate and sustain the growth of our local economy through their involvement in the Marathon County Economic Development Corporation (MCDEVCO, Inc.). Firm attorneys have contributed professional services and support to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum since its founding in 1976. Several attorneys in the Eau Claire office offer their expertise to community nonprofit organizations by serving as a board member, committee member, or by volunteering. Organizations include the Children's Museum of Eau Claire, YMCA, L.E. Phillips Senior Center, and Habitat for Humanity. The firm has an active history with the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, Inc., whose mission is to provide the private and corporate communities with a vehicle by which they may contribute financially to the enrichment of the Wausau-area community life through the foundation's support of education, the arts, health, social services, and conservation. Our firm's support of the organization has been constant with four attorneys serving on the board since the organization's inception in 1987. Four attorneys have served or currently serve their local university - the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, aiding various organizations including the UW-EC Foundation, UW-EC Alumni Association, and UW-EC Board of Trustees. Two attorneys make helping their community a priority by serving on the United Way of Greater Eau Claire Board of Directors. Two of our attorneys currently serve as members and legal counsel for the Realtors Association of Northwestern Wisconsin. Many of our attorneys also participate in local service organizations such as Kiwanis, Rotary, and Junior Achievement.

Home

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

Who we are With nearly 40 attorneys and more than 90 years of experience in serving business owners and individuals, Ruder Ware has established itself as one of Wisconsin's largest and most successful law firms. We recently launched our blog, The Blue Ink to complement our firms rich history and bring ourselves one step closer to being your business ally. Through our offices in Wausau and Eau Claire, we guide our clients through intricate legal issues around the world. READ MORE G. Lane Ware was a distinguished and trusted attorney, a legend we were privileged to know. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Ruder Ware law firm, his legacy and contribution to the firm are unmatched and will be felt for many years to come. READ MORE Learn about the G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy At Ruder Ware, we understand that when a client has a legal matter they need it resolved without delay. Our attorneys proactively manage legal issues so our client can focus on what matters most to them. - Stewart Etten, President Welcome to Ruder Ware. RECENT VIDEOS New Faces News & Updates Who we are We are Ruder Ware. With over 40 attorneys and 90 years of experience in serving business owners and individuals, Ruder Ware has established itself as one of Wisconsin's largest and most successful law firms. We recently launched our blog, The Blue Ink to complement our firms rich history and bring ourselves one step closer to being your business ally. Through our offices in Wausau and Eau Claire, we guide our clients through intricate legal issues around the world. 99111543818,79445371,79445376,117538719

Professional Staff

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

  Current Openings Our firm enjoys an impressive employee retention rate, with several non-attorney employees celebrating their 25+ year anniversaries with the firm. Please visit our Current Openings page for open positions.

Summer Associates

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

  Current Openings Ruder Ware has an active summer associate program running approximately 10 weeks, generally from late May through early August. We give our summer associates ample opportunity to work within each of our main practice groups, exposing them to the breadth and depth of legal services offered by our firm. We provide opportunities to handle real-time legal matters, not just legal research. This allows the summer associate to explore different areas of the law while also allowing as many of our attorneys as possible to meet and work with the summer associate. Each summer associate is provided an individual mentor for ongoing support and feedback throughout the summer program. Although participation in our summer program is not a guarantee for future employment, each summer associate is given serious consideration for a full-time position with the firm. At the start of each summer, the summer associates work with their mentors to establish goals for the summer. Depending on current in-house projects, summer associates could have the opportunity to participate in or work on the following: Client meetings and negotiation sessions Transaction due diligence and closings Pre-trial discovery, including depositions Pre-trial preparation and trials Mediation and arbitration hearings Drafting client letters, briefs, motions, contracts, and other documents Assisting with the preparation of client education and information materials Summer associate recruiting begins with on-campus interviews of second year law students or other qualified candidates in the fall of each year. Ruder Ware regularly participates in annual on-campus recruiting at seven campuses including: Northwestern Law, Marquette University Law School, University of Wisconsin Law School, University of Minnesota Law School, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Hamline University Law School, and William Mitchell College of Law. We welcome the opportunity to meet with candidates from campuses not on our scheduled recruiting tour, those candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume, via regular mail or e-mail, to Joe Mella, Recruiting Coordinator.

Training/Mentoring

Posted on August 19, 2013, Authored by ,

  Current Openings 99115297721, 116083367 99114676751 99116083694 99116077881 We are dedicated to providing quality professional training to help all of our employees succeed in their new careers. The primary purpose of the Associate Mentoring and Development Program is to give new lawyers the practical training, development opportunities, and personal attention they need to succeed at Ruder Ware. In this program, mentors will assist new lawyers in their transition to Ruder Ware. Our training begins with a review of basic skills and an introduction to firm-wide policies and procedures. All of our departments have established a comprehensive training program customized for each new attorney. Each department identifies the skills their attorneys need, and communicates with the firm to see that proper training is provided. Our HR Department then coordinates necessary training and provides our new employees with an easy-to-manage training schedule. Once initial training is complete, our new attorneys are assigned a mentor to assist them with day-to-day assignments and workload. TRAINING AND ORIENTATION SCHEDULES Our training and orientation schedules vary slightly depending on the position. Each schedule is designed to highlight the skills the new employee will need to be successful in their new career. Our orientation begins with an introduction to all employees of the firm along with a tour of the facility. Next, individual meetings are scheduled with key personnel in various departments including Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Accounting, Office Services, and Library Resources. Once the initial orientation is complete and the new employees have a good understanding of the overall internal functions of the firm, in-depth computer resources training is scheduled. Each new employee is offered several hours of one-on-one training, concentrating on the programs and resources that will be most useful to them. ATTORNEY MENTORS All new employees are assigned a mentor when they join the firm. The functions of the mentor vary depending on the position, however, the general functions are the same. Our mentors are senior members of the firm whose years of experience can offer great insight to becoming successful in your new career. The role of the mentor is to help the new employee build a strong working relationship with other employees. They will also interact with other departments on a regular basis so they can become familiar with the work flow and client base in all departments. The mentor will be available to review work product, manage work load and assignments, and coordinate meetings with clients, when applicable.

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