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Fullbridge Law for First Year Associates
Fullbridge Law programs are rigorous and highly collaborative business education programs that accelerate new associates’ transition from law school to the practice of law. Fullbridge immerses newly minted lawyers in the language of business and builds their confidence to ask the right questions and contribute meaningfully from day one.
We turned to Fullbridge for their experience and expertise as a way to assist us in transitioning our associates from law school to the business of law.
– Skadden Arps
Developed specifically for the incoming associate, the Business Intensive Program is a unique combination of active learning, personalized coaching, and team-based collaboration.
In Business Intensive Program, incoming first-year associates:
- Master key business concepts and skills, including financial analysis and valuation, project management, and business analysis
- Develop a sense of business context for legal work
- Develop time-management and interpersonal skills to work effectively in teams
- Learn to communicate effectively in a range of professional settings
- Build an authentic personal network within the firm
Competencies and tools include:
- Business Analysis
- Business Research
- Effective Oral Communication
- Effective Written Communication
- Financial Analysis and Valuation
- Creative Problem Solving
- Working Well in Teams
- Excel, PowerPoint
- Web-based Collaboration
- 120 hours (8 hours per day) over 15 days, generally before incoming associates begin billable work at the firm
- onsite orientation held at the firm’s headquarters; remaining program days completed from associates’ assigned offices
- Cohort size – entire incoming first-year entering class (2 coach minimum)
Fullbridge offers a 40-hour, 5-day program with a primary focus on financial analysis and valuation. In the Finance Program, topics include:
- Financial statement analysis
- Enterprise and project valuation
- Drivers of value creation
- Excel finance skills