Minyard Morris is committed to the immediate and future professional development of its lawyers. We hire lawyers with the long term in mind. The dollars and time invested in the professional education of our lawyers is unequalled. Click here to see a partial list of continuing education seminars and conferences participated in and/or attended by our lawyers in the last several years.
Because we do not focus on hiring attorneys with family law experience, we take great care and go to significant expense in family law training. We do this through self-study, mentoring by the firm’s experienced family law attorneys, and a wide array of sophisticated seminars. We have an extensive family law library consisting of books, seminar materials, audio tapes, and DVDs. We frequently use webinars. Attorneys are formally and informally mentored by partners and senior associates. Our lawyers have the benefit of a proprietary 1250 page internally created guide supplemented with firm-produced audio tapes. The education process for associates has been refined into a detailed protocol that includes multiple weekly firmwide strategy meetings on all firm cases. Partners have an “open door” policy regarding mentoring.
All Minyard Morris attorneys continue to study family law-related issues at external seminars and in in-house meetings. Attorneys are encouraged to become Certified Family Law Specialists. Currently, seven of our attorneys are certified specialists. It is noteworthy that only 20 Orange County family law attorneys are Fellows in the exclusive American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), three are Minyard Morris lawyers.
We also provide feedback in a wide variety of areas to enhance each lawyer’s professional development. We have a sophisticated career coaching and mentoring program for all professionals. Our structured management systems provide feedback to each team member relative to developing their skills, so as to achieve greater personal success and job satisfaction.
The firm’s objective is to hire attorneys who have excelled at ranked law schools and who have several years of civil litigation experience. Excellent people skills and writing skills are essential. A positive attitude and a commitment to excellence is mandatory. Success at the firm requires a team “take charge” attitude and an appreciation and desire for continuing education.
Our lawyers regularly attend firm financed seminars sponsored by The Rutter Group, Attorney’s Briefcase, The Orange County Bar Association, The Beverly Hills Bar Association, The Los Angeles Bar Association, AICPA, CALCPA Foundation, the CEB and the ABA. Selected attorneys attend the eight-day ABA/NITA personalized litigation institute in Colorado or the eight-day Houston Family Law Litigation Institute. Most attorneys have attended the five-day Advanced Family Law Seminar sponsored by The Rutter Group/CFLR at least once. The firm has organized internal seminars specifically tailored to our practice and presented by local and national experts.