Professional Development

At Fox Rothschild, you're not just part of the back-up band. We make sure you have the training and professional development you need to stand out, stand up, and be heard. Our programs have helped us achieve high national and local rankings on the AmLaw Mid-Level Associate and Summer Associate surveys — so don't just take it from us, take it from those who really know.

Training, continuing legal education, and strong, meaningful evaluations help us provide valuable professional development to all of our attorneys. And that means we're able to provide our clients with the with the best possible legal advice and service.


Thorough. Innovative. Engaging.

You strive to be all of these when dealing with your clients — and we strive to make sure you have the training you need to highlight these aspects of your practice. We pride ourselves on helping attorneys become more creative problem solvers.

At Fox, you don't have to wait years to enjoy the benefits of internal and external training and education programs — or to discover the thrill of a courtroom battle. We strive to:

  • provide associates with in-depth learning opportunities
  • develop enhanced strategic thinking and analysis

That's why we continually develop new and innovative programs, such as our Two-Tier Litigation Training.

In the first tier, you kick off your litigation training with a four-day orientation program followed by a series of monthly sessions designed to enhance your litigation fundamentals and develop your unique style, including:

  • substantive overview of how the courts work
  • case analysis and strategy
  • negotiation training

When you're ready, join experienced litigators as we offer the opportunity to learn:

  • the nuances of successful opening and closing statements
  • the secrets of great brief writers
  • advanced deposition techniques

Both training tiers are taught by Fox Rothschild partners or accomplished industry professionals outside the firm.

Continuing Legal Education

Unique. Individual. Meaningful.

As part of an attorney’s ongoing professional development, many jurisdictions require attorneys to satisfy a mandatory continuing education requirement. At Fox Rothschild, we offer many accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs to help attorneys meet their CLE compliance.

Our goal is to create thought-provoking training programs that are not only as unique and individual as you are but are also designed to help you stay current on changes in the law related to your respective practice area. At Fox, we provide targeted CLE courses that address an attorney’s specific needs based on their practice field and years of experience. We also ensure attorneys get the attention and education they need by helping them monitor, track and report their CLE compliance.


Learn. Grow. Advance.

At Fox Rothschild — we don't leave you wondering how to achieve the goals you've set for yourself. Our professional development team can give you the tools you need to learn and develop your strengths, grow and improve your skills, and advance your career.

Clear, open communication between partners and associates help to develop careers and practices. Our associates learn from the some of the very best — our partners. And it is our partners who offer the best advice to associates about practice development and opportunities, any time you need it, and during a yearly assessment.

So go ahead — dazzle us with your ambitions. We'll help you get there.


Salaries for lateral associates are commensurate with experience. Starting salaries for first year associates vary by office location. Compensation increases for attorneys are merit-based, according to a combination of key factors including:

  • quality of work
  • billable hours
  • pro bono activities
  • recruitment activities
  • firm committee participation
  • business development efforts

For first-year associates, the firm pays all fees for:

  • bar review courses
  • summer stipend during study for bar exams
  • bar association dues and licensing fees