Constant learning and self-development is one of the key elements in a sustainable career success. That is more apparent in knowledge-based service sectors such as legal profession. GSI therefore supports all the associates and partners to develop themselves professionally through internal training, counselling, mentoring and research programs, in addition to creating a collaborative teamwork environment within the firm.
We run specialized internal training programs addressing specific issues in legal practice, which are designed for our associates to refresh their knowledge and help them to stay current on the most recent developments in legislation and practice. These training programs also serve as a platform which encourages mutual exchange and dialogue with each other about their own experiences and challenges. In that regard, our contracted counsellors who are recognized academics and experts in their fields are always available for consultation.
Our organizational structure and work culture leads to a mentoring relation between interns and associates; and associates and partners, which plays an important role in formation of development for lawyers. Also, the performance assessment system that includes professional development goals for each member supports the mentoring process.
Every associate at GSI is expected to make research and contribute an article once or twice a year to our periodical journal, GSI Articletter. The research process is conducted under the supervision of a senior member, mostly a partner. After submitting the article, it is reviewed by a committee or a third party expert before getting published. This process altogether makes another ground for associates to update themselves and to receive supervision from seniors in general. In addition to the abovementioned subjects, teamwork is another significant element of professional development process.