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Careers: Summer Associates

Program Overview

Best Law Firms 2018Plunkett Cooney provides law school students with the opportunity to experience the realistic challenges and rewards of the practice of law through our summer associate program. The 12-week program begins with advanced Information Systems/computer training. 

During two six-week assignments, participants work with attorneys from a specific practice group. Mentoring attorneys provide work assignments, feedback and a formal evaluation at the end of the program. Throughout the program, summer associates are invited to attend community functions with fellow summer associates and members of the hiring committee.

Our hiring committee is comprised of our CEO, chairperson of the board, chair of the hiring committee, partners, associates and human resources manager. During the last week of the program, summer associate participants are invited to share their experience with the committee and to formally interview for employment with the firm.

Our on-campus interviews and screening of resumes begin in September.  Ideally, selection and placement of summer associates are determined by the end of October. The Summer Associate Program is scheduled for a 12-week period between mid-May and mid-August of each year.

If you are interested in applying for a Summer Associate position, please send your cover letter, resume, and transcripts by mail to: Plunkett Cooney, Human Resources Department, 38505 Woodward, Suite 2000, Bloomfield Hill, MI 48304, by fax to (248) 901-4040 or by email.

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