Nixon Peabody provides a rich, diverse curriculum and an environment that encourages learning to all of our populations through our in-house university, NP Institute. NP Institute offers e-learning, online resources, and many live, in-person seminars and workshops throughout the year for those at every level to improve their career skills and enhance their knowledge of the law.
Nixon Peabody provides attorneys at all levels of experience with professional skills programs
geared to strengthen their abilities in areas such as presentation, negotiating, business development, legal writing, ethics, and project management. For associates in particular, we offer a progressive curriculum that takes the most junior associate from basic training through sophisticated legal topics in their specific practice areas. In addition, our in-house experts provide frequent webinar briefings on key concepts in the law and new developments as they arise.
The firm is certified in several states as a provider of Continuing Legal Education (CLE), a significant benefit for those who must regularly meet such requirements. We also offer access to external CLE programs and on-line learning from the legal industry’s most respected providers.
Each year, the firm presents a comprehensive orientation program and multi-day practice-specific boot camps for new attorneys, and a mentor program helps them quickly feel at home in the organization.
Nixon Peabody encourages its professional specialists to pursue educational advancement in their respective disciplines throughout their careers. We support a variety of external professional development activities and offer in-house programs designed to help professional specialists earn or renew certifications in several professional areas.
The complex and changing nature of the law requires that paralegals focus significant effort on continuing education. Nixon Peabody therefore encourages and supports paralegals in their professional development, from offering in-house seminars to tuition reimbursement for external academic programs endorsed by the firm. In many cases, paralegals may also enhance their professional development by participating in or monitoring the firm’s attorney-oriented training programs.
Nixon Peabody strongly believes that continuing professional development is critical to the success of staff members as well. Our extensive support staff provides professional services that span a wide array of disciplines. While many of the skills required to perform these roles are job-specific, others are commonly shared. Our training and development programs address learning needs in both categories.
Whether you want to learn more about the firm or enhance particular work and communications skills, you will find an extensive e-learning library in NP Institute as well as frequent live, group programs. In addition to our resources, we offer tuition reimbursement for relevant, high-quality, external learning programs. Whatever path you pursue in the field of law, our goal is to provide you with convenient opportunities to develop and expand your professional capabilities.