We are a benefits, health, and retirement firm, after all, so it should come as no surprise that Groom offers its employees one of the best, most comprehensive and innovative benefits packages imaginable. It includes practical benefits for health and wellness, financial and retirement planning, and of course, work-life balance programs. Even still, we are always on the lookout for ways to enhance and improve the benefits that we offer.
In a practice as complex, high-stakes, and fast-moving as benefits law, it’s critical to keep developing professionally. Groom supports this in a variety of ways, beginning with assignments and mentorships that foster growth. We also support a wide variety of education and training for everyone, at all levels. Finally, because all work and no play … well, you know – we sponsor a lot of social events, from the spontaneous and fun to the formal and elegant.
- Learning: We believe that excellence comes from teamwork and collaboration. We learn from one another. Each attorney is assigned to a subject matter expert (“SME”) group for substantive skill development.
- Mentoring: The Principal Program and Peer-to-Peer Program pair new associates with mentors that serve as a resource for navigating challenges and utilizing the resources available at Groom, such as coaching and training.
- Coaching: At Groom, coaching is part of the practice of law. We believe in continual learning and support every attorney in getting the guidance that makes them better.
- Feedback: We believe that the standard-issue, once-a-year review process isn’t especially productive. At Groom, associates meet individually with their supervising attorneys every quarter to discuss their progress.
- Training: Groom offers many in-house programs that provide critical practice-specific learning, as well as guidance on firm operations and professional skills. We cover topics like: client service, business development, giving and receiving feedback, public speaking, Groom’s promotion and advancement process, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and personal well-being. The firm also provides attorneys with access to a variety of approved CLE programs. Attorneys are encouraged to continue their education through external programs, teaching or additional post-graduate coursework.
- Dedicated Professional Development Committee and Staff: The Professional Development Committee (“PDC”) is the engine of the firm’s commitment to professional development. It’s comprised of attorneys at all levels and the Director of Professional Development & Diversity.
For Professional Staff
At Groom, you’re not here simply to do your job. You’re here to grow, and the firm actively supports that growth. We offer tuition reimbursement, including for professional development certifications, training, and more. We also provide a Learning Management System on-demand training platform to learn skills that apply to the job.
Staff members are an active, essential part of the committees that set firm policy and help shape much of our working environment. They are members of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board, the Wellness Committee, the Fun Committee, the Technology Committee, and the Pro Bono Committee.
Finally, at Groom, we fully support career flexibility. Team members aren’t locked into one career path, and we have had colleagues earn promotions within the firm. If it works for you, and the firm, we fully support changing your professional course.
Groom Law Group Top Ranked by Chambers USA in 2023
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