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A&L Goodbody

Informal Training & Mentoring (graduates)

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7.8 / 10

(based on 52 ratings in 2015)

How accessible are solicitors and partners at your firm? Do they make good mentors? How much performance feedback does your firm offer? Do you receive praise and recognition for your work?

2015

"Trainees are free to discuss any legal issues or problems with the more experienced fee earners on their team. This is a very valuable learning resource."
Third year trainee, Dublin
"A&L Goodbody operates an 'open-door' policy, and everybody on my team is super approachable and encourages questions to be asked."
First year trainee, Dublin
"Solicitors, associates and partners give ongoing feedback on your work and how you're getting on in general. This is almost universal and is reflective of the culture of teamwork in the firm. In addition, there is a more formal mid-seat and end-of-seat review which helps you to get a sense of how well you're doing."
Second year trainee, Dublin
"My partners have been extremely accessible and approachable in terms of gaining context around the transactions I have been involved in. I receive regular performance feedback and recognition when I have worked diligently."
First year trainee, Dublin
"The team that I have been working with has been excellent mentors and have helped me in every way. Each person has taught me something different. I have found that the newly qualified and the solicitors qualified for two/three years are extremely helpful and approachable and have really added to my first rotation."
First year trainee, Dublin
"We have a great system of reviews every three months which provides trainees with valuable feedback. On an informal basis, solicitors and partners offer great guidance on how different tasks should be done."
Third year trainee, Dublin
"All of the solicitors and partners that I have worked for have been very accessible and open to answering my questions. My partners have been excellent mentors."
First year trainee, Dublin
"There is a 'buddy' programme - where new trainees are appointed both a fellow senior trainee and junior fee-earner buddy, to help ease their transition onto the team. There is excellent natural (not forced) mentorship."
Second year trainee, Dublin
"I think that both the teams that I have had seats on have made a great effort to give me feedback and also to explain transactions and matters to me. Partners, associates and solicitors have all taken time to make sure I understood what I was doing/what the team was doing and why."
Second year trainee, Dublin

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