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DRI –The Voice of the Defense Bar Announces Publication of Training Your Law Firm Associates

  • Published July 07, 2017
    Modified July 09, 2020

DRI –The Voice of the Defense Bar Announces Publication of Training Your Law Firm Associates 

Free Manual Leaves “No Stone Unturned”

CHICAGO ­– (July 7, 2017)— You’d have a hard time finding a baseball player, even the greatest among them, who skipped the minor leagues, went directly to the major leagues, and was an instant phenom. That’s why the major leagues have development programs. And so should law firms.

No matter how talented, how bright, or how experienced your hires are—fresh out of law school or new associates with a couple years of experience—you still need to mold them into your type of attorneys representing clients according to your brand of advocacy. You may need to restrain the pit bull litigator or prod the research and writing guru to be more aggressive. Rainmaking, deposing, case strategy, better writing and research, trial prep—these and other skills can be taught, and it is up to your firm to teach them. And there is no cookie cutter, one size-fits-all approach to such programs.

Enter (again!)Frank Ramos. Following his successful Associates Handbook, an eminently accessible guide for new associates, Frank now offers Training Your Law Firm Associates, a “no stone unturned” guide for firm leaders for creating a successful development program for their young attorneys. Ramos’ new book will walk you through how to develop and implement a plan to teach your associates how to produce better work product, be better litigators and trial lawyers, and grow as businesspeople.  This, in turn, will create an environment where associates are more confident, feel more appreciated, and will develop loyalty among associates who often otherwise feel overlooked by their bosses. 

And all this information and guidance is free! Click here to download your free copy today! 

One last thought. Investing in your associates is possibly the best investment you can make in your firm. Let’s take to heart the old business joke:

CFO asks CEO: What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave us?

CEO: What happens if we don’t, and they stay?

Francisco (“Frank”) Ramos, Jr., is the administrative partner of the Miami litigation boutique firm of Clarke Silverglate, P.A. Mr. Ramos is a past president of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and serves on the board of DRI. The author of over 150 articles, this is his fourth book. Please follow him on LinkedIn, where he regularly posts, or feel free to email him at



About DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar

For more than fifty-five years, DRI has been the voice of the defense bar, advocating for 22,000 defense attorneys, commercial trial attorneys, and corporate counsel and defending the integrity of the civil judiciary. A thought leader, DRI provides world-class legal education, deep expertise for policy-makers, legal resources, and networking opportunities to facilitate career and law firm growth. For more information, log on to