Chief Learning Officer magazine honored Sidley with the 2019 Silver “Business Partnership Award,” in recognition of the inaugural Sidley Trial Academy. The annual Learning in Practice Awards recognize learning leaders who demonstrate excellence in the design and delivery of workforce learning and development programs through a combination of leadership, vision, business acumen and strategic alignment.
Held in March in Century City and downtown Los Angeles, the Trial Academy tapped Sidley’s deep bench of first-chair trial lawyers to lead master classes for the participants and to serve as coaches for the trial teams. The program culminated in two day-long mock trials, with cases based on real matters tried by Sidley lawyers. The Academy was designed to enhance Sidley’s capabilities to deliver unparalleled trial representation on behalf of the firm’s clients. This is Sidley’s seventh Learning in Practice Award since 2011.