Like many other law firms, we hire hard-working, talented law students from the top law schools into our incoming first year associate class. Because we try patent cases, the firm typically recruits associates with undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in engineering or the sciences. Once we find people who have the potential to excel at what we do, we make every effort to retain that exceptional talent within the firm.
Attorney retention starts with the culture of mutual respect shown to every member of the Desmarais LLP team. In addition to treating all of our colleagues as professionals, we also encourage our junior lawyers to share their ideas; these fresh perspectives help us to continually improve our trial strategies. In addition to our collegial and respectful work environment, we foster attorney retention through training and mentoring, growth opportunities, and above market compensation.