We understand that, for many of our law students, the summer associate position offers an introduction to a legal career. Broad and Cassel offers a unique program that provides a specially-designed combination of independent challenge, experienced guidance and flexibility which can best further an individual's own career objectives. Our approach not only encourages our summer associates to try our many practice group areas, but focuses on other aspects of professional and personal development. The Program was developed upon our belief that, to be successful, lawyers need not only substantive training but also business savvy, a network of contacts and a well-rounded life. At Broad and Cassel, summer associates:
- Can experience real work assignments in our many practice areas
- Are given front-line, "on your feet" assignments on cutting-edge litigation and transactional matters
- Are mentored by partners and associates
- Are respected for their individuality and unique talents
The Summer Work Experience
Our summer associates do real work, for real clients, working closely with teams of skilled lawyers.
Summer associates receive work assignments that would otherwise be assigned to first or second year associates. Accordingly, our summer associates are given front-line responsibilities on a variety of projects, including legal research and drafting of memoranda, motions, briefs and transaction documents. In addition, they may participate in negotiations, closings, client conferences and court proceedings.
Because we understand that many students are uncertain as to the practice area in which they would like to specialize, we encourage our summer associates to obtain assignments from as many of our departments as possible to best achieve their individual goals. We do not have a "rotation" system; rather, summer associates can experience assignments from many of Broad and Cassel's extensive practice groups, from corporate/securities to health law, from international trade to complex commercial litigation.
Summer associates receive work from numerous practice groups:
Practice Group List
We fully expect that, by the end of the summer program, our summer associates will know what it is like to practice law at Broad and Cassel. We believe that we succeed at this goal: typically many of our summer associates accept their offers and return to the Firm as associates following graduation.
As noted above, summer associates are given the opportunity to become actively involved in matters entailing client conferences, court proceedings, depositions, closings and negotiations. However, because the "tempo" and work demands of our many matters may not match the stay of our summer associates and because we understand that it is very important that the summer associates "see" as many real-life legal situations as possible, we regularly have summer associates attend "action" situations, particularly where they are working on the matter but also even if they have not been assigned to work on the matter. Thus, if Broad and Cassel lawyers are involved in a trial, deposition or court hearing, a negotiation or closing, we will invite summer associates to attend and observe, thereby extending their experiences and knowledge.
Mentoring And Training
Each summer associate is assigned a partner and an associate who are responsible for helping him or her structure the most productive program possible. They are available for the summer associate to address concerns and questions.
If you are interested in pursuing a Summer Associate position with Broad and Cassel, we encourage you to submit your resume. To maintain the integrity of our recruiting process, we respectively request that all resumes are sent to the email address listed below and are not directed to individual attorneys or staff members of the Firm.
To apply, please submit your resume to email@example.com.