The drive to retain experienced staff in a robust job market has prompted an increasing number of law firms to create training programs run by in-house professionals for nonlawyer staff.

Last month, White & Case hired its first full-time administrative staff trainer to expand the firm’s nonlawyer training. Jill Connors, the firm’s New York-based director of human resources, said people need to feel like they’re advancing in their careers and enhancing their skills.