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Summer Associates

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 on our state-of-the-art automated system. 

During the two six-week assignments, participants will work with attorneys from a specific practice group. The mentoring attorney will 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, chairperson of the hiring committee, partners, associates and the human resources manager. During the last week of the program, summer associate participants are invited to share their experience with the committee and to apply for a formal employment interview with the firm’s human resources department.

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.

Law school students entering their second year (2L) are eligible to apply for Plunkett Cooney's Summer Associate program. For more information, email us at hr@plunkettcooney.com.

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