At Cohen and Wolf, associates are a valuable part of the team from day one, as it is our hope that our associates will help us to build the next generation of firm leaders. To that end, we strive to provide our associates with a collaborative, well-balanced and rewarding work environment.
New associates who join the firm are typically assigned either to the firm’s litigation or transactional practice. Within these broad categories, associates are encouraged develop their practices in areas that interest them.
Cohen and Wolf understands that mentorship is critical to the success of our associates. Each new lawyer is assigned an associate mentor and, shortly after joining the firm, selects a partner mentor from any practice area within the firm. Associates also serve on firm committees and participate in business development groups that meet regularly to discuss business development planning, strategies, and efforts.
Our size and commitment to efficiency allow us to offer associates the opportunity to work directly with partners and take on significant responsibility very early in their careers. It is not unusual for associates to interface directly with clients and handle matters independently in their first year of practice.
Formal in-house training is conducted on a regular basis, including monthly associate workshop sessions. Associates are also encouraged to attend external trainings on relevant subject matter. As a result of our commitment to collaboration and communication, associates are also encouraged to take advantage of our “open door” policy, to ask questions and to workshop matters as necessary.
Associates receive feedback on an ongoing basis and formal evaluations are conducted annually.
We’re proud of our commitment to community service and we believe that activities outside of the office contribute to the development of well-rounded and balanced professionals. All attorneys, including associates, are encouraged to pursue their interests and to become actively involved in academic, civic, cultural, political, and religious organizations that interest them.
Compensation & Benefits
Cohen and Wolf associates are compensated at a salary level competitive with other law firms in the area. The firm also provides for health insurance; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; 401(k); paid vacation; paid FMLA and parental leave; dependent care assistance; annual bonus; payment of membership fees in national, state and local bar associations; paid continuing legal education; payment of Connecticut’s occupational tax; bar examination expenses; and moving expenses, where applicable.