Horten Academy provides the framework for competence development and training at Horten, and all staff groups are offered a variety of courses adapted to the individual position. The aim is to establish, maintain and develop high professional standards among our employees. 

We make great demands on you as an employee, including that you are committed, sympathetic and ambitious, that you make a great effort, and that you are passionate about the law; all this to be able together to create as much value as possible to our clients. We support this proactively by giving you the opportunity to develop your professional and personal competencies which are directly related to Horten's practice areas, sector focus and strategy. 

The Academy courses range from short seminars focusing on knowledge sharing to courses lasting several days where you go deeper into the material and include practical examples, cases and exercises.

Below, we have listed the courses offered to the various staff groups:   

course overview

  • law student

    Professional standards

    • Legal source searching
    • Writing skills (e-mails, letters, memos, etc.)
    • Basic presentation techniques
    • Interdisciplinary legal knowledge

    Management/self-management

    • Being a student at Horten
  • assistant attorney

    Professional standards

    • Legal source searching
    • Writing skills (e-mails, letters, memos, etc.)
    • Professional code of conduct of lawyers
    • Litigation 1-5
    • Legal English (basic)
    • Spelling (basic)
    • Interdisciplinary legal knowledge
    • Legal education

    Business

    • Commercial insight (basic)
    • Understanding financial statements (advanced)

    Management/self-management

    • Personal planning
    • Presentation techniques
    • Horten's feedback culture
  • junior legal advisor

    Professional standards

    • Legal source searching
    • Writing skills (e-mails, letters, memos, etc.)
    • Professional code of conduct of lawyers
    • Litigation 1-5
    • Legal English (basic)
    • Spelling (basic)
    • Interdisciplinary legal knowledge
    • Legal education

    Business

    • Commercial insight (basic)
    • Understanding financial statements (advanced)

    Management/self-management

    • Personal planning
    • Presentation techniques
    • Horten's feedback culture
  • attorney

    Professional standards

    • Legal English (advanced)
    • How to communicate well (advanced)
    • Specific professional training (external courses)
    • Interdisciplinary legal knowledge

    Business

    • Network and acquisition
    • Commercial insight (advanced)
    • Understanding financial statements

    Management/self-management

    • Personal planning
    • The informal executive
      • Informal management at Horten
      • Personal leadership
      • Coaching as a management tool
      • Appreciative management 
  • legal advisor

    Professional standards

    • Legal English (advanced)
    • How to communicate well (advanced)
    • Specific professional training (external courses)
    • Interdisciplinary legal knowledge


    Business

    • Network and acquisition
    • Commercial insight (advanced)
    • Understanding financial statements

    Management/self-management

    • Personal planning
    • The informal executive
      • Informal management at Horten
      • Personal leadership
      • Coaching as a management tool
      • Appreciative management 
  • partner

    Professional standards

    • How to communicate well (advanced)
    • Interdisciplinary legal knowledge
    • Specific professional training (external courses)

    Business

    • Network and acquisition

    Management/self-management

    • Personal planning
    • Managerial development
      • Sector management (sector and account management)
      • The trusted adviser (network and acquisition)
      • Staff management (performance management and management of knowledge-intensive employees)
      • Project management (effective management and control)
      • Communication
  • secretary/paralegal

    Professional standards

    • Legal English
    • Spelling
    • Litigation
    • Office 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, OneNote) (advanced)
    • Theme lunches
    • Specific professional training (external courses)

    Management

    • Personal planning
  • staff

    Professional standards

    • Specific professional training (external courses)

    Business

    • Commercial knowledge 

    Management

    • Communication
    • Change management
    • Managerial development (staff managers)
      • Personal leadership
      • The professional staff manager
      • The staff manager in a partner-run business
      • The motivating team leader