Careers: Professional Development

Professional Development & Engagement

WEIWilson Elser’s proprietary training program, Wilson Elser Institute (WEI), realizes the firm’s commitment to ongoing learning and is intentionally designed to support each attorney’s successful integration and engagement at the firm. WEI develops and delivers substantive and professional skills training that is progressive, based on experience level and rooted in one or more of the firm’s established core competencies. Formal annual core training offers associates a well-rounded blend of relevant essential topics, client service and case management skills, and content designed to promote well-being.                    

One of our premier initiatives is the National Trial Advocacy Training & Mock Trial program. Taught by some of our most experienced and accomplished litigators, this training covers the latest trends in trial and courtroom strategy and technology and prepares attorneys to become skilled and agile litigators positioned to handle all aspects of trial work. During an annual Mock Trial program, participants receive live feedback through an immersive, experiential learning exercise. 

The firm’s Director of Attorney Development & Engagement works with firm leaders and curates content for WEI’s internal core training and trial advocacy programs. She also helps ensure uniform training and engagement across all offices and associate advancement opportunities. 

In addition to offering CLE credit for most in-house training courses, all attorneys have access to the firm’s membership with the nonprofit Practising Law Institute (PLI). Through PLI, firm attorneys may view live and on-demand legal training programs and learning resources, with CLE provided in 46 states. 

Our attorney development programs are complemented by Wilson Elser’s team model. Working across disciplines and jurisdictions, our attorneys have access to the vast experience resident throughout the firm, furthering our clients’ legal objectives while adding to our attorneys’ depth and breadth of knowledge and effectiveness.