There will be NO CLE Credit for this FREE One Hour Briefing.
There is good news and bad news for summer associates. Large law firms have traditionally used summer associate programs to find permanent associates, and most still do. But some firms have eliminated summer associate programs, and others hire far smaller summer classes. Firms’ expectations changed with the recession: summer associate programs are no longer seasonal recruiting extravaganzas characterized by light research or make-work assignments, ballgames, sunset sailing, and lavish meals. Partners assume their summer associates are capable of good legal work, but they’re looking for more.
To succeed in the summer and beyond, law students must take early opportunities seriously. Within the summer program, they must produce superior work, identify the firm’s culture and contribute to it, and create an impression of professionalism, discretion, reliability, and likability. This one-hour briefing, presented by Andrea Lee Negroni, Of Counsel at BuckleySandler LLP, is based on comments from hiring partners and summer associate managers of several midsize and large law firms. Ms. Negroni will share specific suggestions for law students seeking to make the most of summer associateships.
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