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Locke Lord LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.
The firm seeks applicants whose academic records in college and law school are outstanding. It also attaches considerable importance to fluency and command over the language, both oral and written, and prefers students who have demonstrated leadership qualities. Those candidates who are not on the firm's on-campus interview list are advised to apply via the firm's self-apply website, posting their resumes, transcripts along with other relevant details. Following an initial interview, whether on-campus or at the firm, the chosen candidates are called back to the firm's offices for a second round of interviews where he or she will meet with four or five attorneys for thirty minutes. The Hiring Committee and Legal Recruiting professionals make every effort to respond to each candidate as quickly as possible after their interviews. The firm reimburses or shares travel expenses with other firms, for students who are from out-of-town and have been called back for the second round of interviews. Reimbursement expenses include reasonable air or train fare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations and cost of meals. The firm does not reimburse candidates for initial interviews. Edwards Wildman is no longer accepting applications for our 2013 Summer Associate Program.
At Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, pro bono works and community service is not just an ideal; it is what the firm is committed to and practices day in and day out. The firm is always there for those who need legal help but cannot afford it. The firm says that it fully comprehends that the legal profession is uniquely bestowed with the ability to make difference in people's lives, and is proud to help make that difference. Edwards Wildman provides vigorous representation to a variety of pro bono clients, handling matters for them in a variety of areas, including: Civil Rights and Constitutional Challenges, Community-Based Loans and Venture Financings, Refugee/Asylum Law and in countless other areas. The Firm has been participating in the Law Firm Pro Bono project since a long time. The project is an initiative of the Pro Bono Institute and the American Bar Association, which was created to support and expand the pro bono programs of the nation's 850 largest firms. The success of Edwards Wildman pro bono program is the result of the dedication of its lawyers and staff and the enthusiastic support and encouragement given to the program by the Firm's management. The firm not only encourages participation in pro bono work generally, but also specifically recognizes outstanding individual pro bono achievements. The firm holds annual pro bono awards ceremonies, granting awards to associates, partners, staff, legal teams and departments who have made special contributions to the community. A team of Edwards Wildman attorneys and paralegals run legal clinics and service impoverished clients at Boston's Pine Street Inn, which serves more than 1300 homeless men and women per day in housing disputes, social security appeals, and probation issues in criminal matters.