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Summer associate jobs are a natural first step for law school students to "try out" different law firms. These positions are at the bottom of the law firm's management hierarchy and are intended for law school students who have completed at least two years of law school.

This is an intern position and because the associates are still in law school, they have not passed the bar exam in their state yet. These employees are often called summer clerks or law clerks.

This is a highly competitive position and while internships may be unpaid in smaller firms, there is often a salary associated with a position in a larger firm. Many firms use this avenue as a way to also try out potential employees, and upon a successful summer, may offer full time employment upon graduation. In fact, there are firms that use this intern program as their primary recruiting tool for new hires.

Because this is such a highly competitive arena, a summer associate needs to understand that every movement over the summer will be critiqued and analyzed by other attorneys. In fact, summer associates should look at the summer months as an extended interview. Treat every event, every encounter as a part of that long term interview.

It's important to find a mentor in the law firm. While it's important to get to know everybody, it's equally advisable to find someone that can show you the ropes in the firm. This is a great way to get to know the culture of the firm. In addition, summer clerks should have someone proofread their work and provide guidance. The mentor - and others - can provide invaluable feedback. A smart summer associate will digest all forms of feedback, criticism and compliment alike, and redirect his or her actions in accordance with this feedback.

Over the summer, a competent law clerk will notate every rule and ensure that no corners are cut. This may be as simple as making sure to adhere to the dress code or not sneaking out five minutes early before the weekend.

As the economy struggles to recover from the recession, law firms may still be cutting back on summer intern jobs. However, there are still options available for this invaluable job experience.
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Open USA - CA San Francisco

Law Firm,
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Summer Associate Program, 2014 The summer associates draft motions, research, negotiate contracts, and interview witnesses. Will conduct own deposition, oral argument, and negotiation/mediation session. Summer associates observe lawyers in action by attending various real-world activities like cour...
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Open USA - CA Los Angeles

Law Firm,
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Summer Associate Program, 2014 The summer associates draft motions, research, negotiate contracts, and interview witnesses. Will conduct own deposition, oral argument, and negotiation/mediation session. Summer associates observe lawyers in action by attending various real-world activities like cour...
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Open USA - CA San Diego

Law Firm,
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Summer Law Clerk Program The program exposes the clerks to the practice areas, attorneys, and staff. Each clerk rotates through various practice areas, including litigation, estate planning and probate, bankruptcy, and business transactions as the firm's needs may dictate. Attorneys in each practic...
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Open USA - CA Menlo Park

Law Firm,
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Summer Associate Program, 2014 The summer associates will have the opportunity to do substantive associate work and will be assigned to projects that allow to hone research and drafting skills. Will also have opportunities that will get trainees out of the office to observe attorneys doing what the...
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Open USA - LA Lafayette

Law Firm,
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Summer Associates The candidates should have good academic grades. Students who have completed first or second years of law school will be considered. Summer law clerks may work for all or part of the summer. Law clerks who work for the Firm on a part-time basis during the school year will be consi...
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Open USA - CA Irvine

Law Firm,
58hit(s)  
Summer Associate Program, 2014 The summer associates draft motions, research, negotiate contracts, and interview witnesses. Will conduct own deposition, oral argument, and negotiation/mediation session. Summer associates observe lawyers in action by attending various real-world activities like cour...
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Open USA - DC Washington

Law Firm,
35hit(s)  
Summer Associate Program, 2014 The summer associates draft motions, research, negotiate contracts, and interview witnesses. Will conduct own deposition, oral argument, and negotiation/mediation session. Summer associates observe lawyers in action by attending various real-world activities like cour...
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Open USA - DC Washington

Law Firm,
28hit(s)  
Summer Associate Program, 2014 The candidate should have excellent academic grades.
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Open USA - NY New York City

Law Firm,
80hit(s)  
Summer Associate Program, 2014 The summer associates draft motions, research, negotiate contracts, and interview witnesses. Will conduct own deposition, oral argument, and negotiation/mediation session. Summer associates observe lawyers in action by attending various real-world activities like cour...
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Open USA - IN Fort Wayne

Law Firm,
58hit(s)  
Summer Associate Program, 2014 The summer associates begin learning before they arrive, by meeting attorneys, getting to know their peers, and participating in exciting educational and social programs in the spring. The summer programs include daily interaction with our lawyers and encourage peer i...
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