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Shareholder Career Path

Fredrikson & Byron Shareholder Career Path

Skills Development

Year 1    

Complete Division/Client Service Group Core Competency Requirements

Master Technical Skills (at least one "major" specialty)

Begin Networking

Participation in Professional Development Programs and CLEs

Year 2    

Master Organizational Skills

Master Advisory Skills (particularly listening skills and business judgment)

Continue Networking, Participation in Professional Development Programs and CLEs

Year 3    

Obtain Significant In-depth "Lawyering" Experience

Master Legal Writing Skills

Continue Networking, Participation in Professional Development Programs and CLEs


Practice Management

Year 4    

Continue to Master Technical Skills (add select "minor" specialties)

Reinforce and Expand "Lawyering" Experiences

Continue Networking, Participation in Professional Development Programs and CLEs

Year 5    

Assume Independent Responsibility for Assigned Tasks

Demonstrate First Chair Competence in Appropriate Litigation or Transactional Tasks 

Perform Substantial Direct Client Contact

Develop and Implement Personal Business Plan

  • Client Relations

    • Internal and External Networking

    • Effective Presentations

    • Marketing Plans

Participate in Professional Development Programs and CLEs


Leadership

Year 6    

Assume Associate Supervisory Responsibility

Year 7    

Demonstrate Ability to Assume Sole Responsibility for Complex Matters

Demonstrate Ability to Meet Shareholder Criteria (Personal Qualities, Professional Abilities, Functioning as a Shareholder)

Participate in Professional Development Programs and CLEs

Year 7+     Shareholder

Notes

Associates upon completion of 48 months full-time work at F&B (or approved equivalent time for lateral associates), whose performance is otherwise satisfactory as determined by Associate Committee, would be promoted to Senior Associate status and entitled to the following additional benefits:

  • Paid parking

  • Customized marketing plan and promotion.

  • Promotional Account of $1500/year.

Senior Associates, on a case-by-case basis, upon recommendation by Associate Committee and approval by Board of Directors, may be appointed Officers.

Senior Associates and Officers will be eligible for consideration for shareholder status in accordance with published criteria and subject to Associate Committee review, approval by the Board of Directors and Shareholders.