Professional Development

Sedgwick University

Sedgwick University, our professional development training program, is designed to ensure that all Sedgwick attorneys realize their full potential as advocates, counselors and leaders — from the courtroom to the boardroom. The University's curriculum includes coursework that sharpens legal acumen and cultivates superior trial skills, while promoting the highest ethical standards. Sedgwick University enables and empowers Sedgwick lawyers to provide the highest quality of legal services the the firm's clients. Please click below to learn more. 

Sedgwick University 

Trial Academy

Sedgwick University’s training programs are intended to sharpen our lawyers’ legal acumen and cultivate superior trial skills, while promoting the highest ethical standards. Our firm offers associates the opportunity to demonstrate and fine tune their trial advocacy skills in a courtroom setting at Sedgwick University’s Trial Academy, an intensive six-day mock trial. During this program, senior trial partners lead students through a series of realistic courtroom exercises that address individual trial skills, including voir dire, opening statements, case presentation, cross-examination and impeachment of witnesses, and closing arguments, as well as courtroom demeanor and use of technology. These skills are taught through two simultaneous tracks, one for basic skills and a second covering more advanced trial techniques.  Being selected to participate in Trial Academy is an honor coveted by those associates who are ready to take their careers to the next level.

Mentoring

Sedgwick’s Mentoring Program provides our associates with individualized counseling on career advancement and firm culture. We pair first- through fourth-year associates with two mentors — a junior mentor (associate with five-plus years of experience) and a senior mentor (partner or counsel). Associates with five or more years of experience are also paired with a senior mentor. Our mentors serve as guides on life at Sedgwick and life as an attorney and maintain an open door policy where mentees are encouraged to ask questions and share concerns. In conjunction with the courses offered through our firmwide training program Sedgwick University, our mentors assist our new attorneys in identifying and achieving their short- and long-term career goals and help cultivate the skills mentees need to lead the firm into the future.