Accelerate: First-Year Associates


Why is Accelerate: First-Year Associates Important?How does Accelerate: First-Year Associates Benefit Law Firms?What is the Goal of Accelerate: First-Year Associates?
Accelerate: First-Year Associates goes beyond the traditional orientation training offered at law firms to dig deeper into the questions surrounding retention of women associates and the pipeline to partnership.

CWIL will use the program to better understand the impact of the first-year experience on women’s advancement and will share the insights we develop with participating law firms.

A strong foundation during the first-year in practice will have lasting impacts on the careers of women attorneys. The result will be more women attorneys staying at their firms and in the profession longer and reaching for higher leadership positions.


2017 Participating Law Firms

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jones Day
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Thompson & Knight LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP

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