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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP - Vancouver, British Columbia

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Coaching/mentoring program? Yes
Details of coaching/mentoring program All of our students are provided with a team of mentors at different stages of their careers so that our students are well supported throughout their articles.
Evaluations Semi-annual
Upward reviews? No
Students are interested in specific professional development opportunities you provide. Please provide examples. -CLE On Demand
-Recorded Training Sessions
-Live Training Sessions and Lunch & Learn Programs
-National training Seminars
Professional development staff? Yes
Do you offer internal continuous legal education (CLE)? Yes
Do you provide funds to attend external CLE? Yes
Comments We are strongly committed to the principle that our students and lawyers keep current in their practice and that, as a firm, we stay on the cutting edge of new areas of law.

Our lawyers and students are encouraged to participate in conferences and seminars, as speakers and as attendees. Conferences sponsored by professional bodies and industry are supplemented with our Firm, student and office-wide seminars.

First-year associates participate in a week-long national training program that allows them to meet their colleagues in other offices, while developing key practice skills.

Further, mid-level associates participate in a national training program to teach skills that focus on practice development.