Summer Associate Program
The summer associate program is uniquely designed to acquaint second-year law students with the firm’s attorneys, practice areas and culture. Summer associates generally spend eight to twelve weeks working at the firm. Split summers are considered on a case-by-case basis, but we suggest that those who split their summers spend the first half of the summer with us.
Summer associates can expect to rotate among approximately six different practice groups, providing each law student the opportunity to work directly with many of the firm’s attorneys. Whenever practicable, we provide summer associates with opportunities to attend client meetings, closings, negotiations, depositions, trials and hearings. Summer associates are routinely asked to draft research memoranda, litigation pleadings, and a wide array of transactional and real estate documents, giving them a chance to demonstrate their analytical, advocacy and writing skills.
Each summer associate is assigned both a partner and associate mentor who regularly meet with the summer associate and make themselves available to answer questions and give guidance. The mentors work to integrate the summer associates into the firm culture. Additionally, the partners host bi-weekly lunch seminars to introduce summer associates to, and integrate them in, the various practice areas, the firm as a whole and elements of the practice of law generally.
In addition to providing practical legal experience, we sponsor several social events allowing summer associates and attorneys the opportunity to become acquainted outside the office. Those events may include: outings to Universal Studios CityWalk or Downtown Disney, bowling and barbeque, boat cruises, beach party, wine tastings and the traditional Friday at Gatorland.
The firm primarily recruits new associates through its summer program, as evidenced by the high percentage of summer associates who are typically invited to return as associates upon graduation.
Our summer associate class for 2014 has been filled. If you have any further questions, please contact our hiring attorney, Dan McIntosh, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.