Vault Names Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Among Best Law Firms for Training and Professional Development

MINNEAPOLIS (October 2012) – Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is pleased to announce that the Firm has once again been ranked by Vault among the best 25 law firms in the country to work for in the area of formal training and professional development, for the fifth consecutive year. 

“The ranking speaks volumes to the Firm’s commitment to developing world class lawyers at every level and is the direct result of the time and effort our attorneys have given to our various programs,” said Matthew L. Woods, Chair of the Professional Development program at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. in Minneapolis. “The rankings also help to reinforce to our clients that we hire and train the best and we are serious about reinvesting in the next generation of attorneys.”

One of the Firm’s most lauded programs is The Exceptional Advocate program, a unique and incomparable associate training program that grooms trial attorneys during three distinct training phases with a curriculum that is setting a standard for associate training nationwide.

Associates are matched with seasoned partners who serve as mentors who guide them through hands-on practical courtroom training.  The program focuses on areas such as deposition techniques and teaching trial courtroom skills. Trial instruction begins for second-year associates and is carried out over a period of several years, ranging from conducting oral arguments in the first phase, to trying mock complex business litigation cases against a senior partner before volunteer judges during the final phase of the program. The trial training takes place in the firm’s state-of-the-art courtroom, The Michael V. Ciresi Center for Exceptional Advocacy, one of the most technologically advanced courtrooms in the nation and located in the firm’s Minneapolis headquarters. is the source of employer and university rankings, ratings and reconnaissance for highly credentialed, in-demand candidates. is organized by profession, industry, company and schools. Vault profiles, rankings and assessment tools deliver the insider perspective and career research candidates need to successfully match themselves to the best available job, employer and career opportunity. The website features profiles on more than 4,500 employers, 4,000 universities and hundreds of industries and professions including the law, finance, accounting and consulting sectors. Founded in 1996, is the only career resource of its kind and attracts more than 1000 employer and recruiter advertisers, more than 1200 school and institutional subscribers and millions of individual visitors and members.

Being named to the list or receiving the award is not intended and should not be viewed as comparative to other lawyers or to create an expectation about results that might be achieved in a future matter.