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Do’s, Don’ts, Fashion Faux Pas and Office Etiquette for Summer Associates

Sometimes what appears to be obvious to seasoned attorneys and professionals with many years of experience may not be as clear to those entering the profession. Take for example these tales of summer associate blunders noted in Above the Law 's Collection of Funny Summer Associate Stories. How...

Summer Associates: Tips for a Successful Summer

Time to pack away those casebooks and pull out your business best-summer associate programs are about to begin. You've heard all of the law firm hype, and now it's time to see it first-hand. But this isn't just time to sit back, watch BigLaw life and sip way too many cocktails with your fellow...

Summer Associate and New Lawyer Advice from Around the Web

A few posts around the web today on advice for law students heading into summer jobs. Most of it is applicable to new lawyers as well. Excerpts below: Prawfsblog : Getting an Assignment Always have a pad and pen. When given an assignment ask questions. Better to ask even the dumbest question...

Top Law Firm Summer Associate Programs

For those seeking to launch law firm careers, securing a summer associate position is an important first step. Depending on how the summer program is designed, it is an opportunity for law students to understand the culture and practice of the law firm and to determine whether law firm practice meshes...

Would You Like Help Navigating the Summer Associate Experience?

If you're starting, or getting ready to start, your law firm summer associate experience, it's natural that you might be feeling a bit uncertain. Can I do the work? What should I wear to this social activity? Will everyone be a lot smarter and more accomplished than I am? How in...

Summer Associates: Do You Have What it Takes to Suceed?

Final exams are wrapping up, and it's time to get ready for a twelve-week long interview-also known as the summer associate program. Being a summer associate is certainly fun-get ready for delicious meals and enough activities to rival any sleepaway camp. But unless you've worked at a law...

What You Need to Know in Order to Suceed as a Summer Associate

An incredible panel of experts provided us with insider advice on how to succeed as a summer associate. Our panelists-Donna Gerson, a business etiquette expert, Wendy Siegel, Director of Recruitment and Marketing at NYU Law, and Charlotte Wager, Chief Talent Officer of Jenner & Block-answered some...

Acing Your Law Firm Summer: Handling Work Assignments

By now, many of you have started as summer associates at law firms. You've met your fellow summers and some of the associates and partners, lunched at a couple of fancy restaurants and, hopefully, started on your first assignment. That first assignment can be incredibly intimidating. After all...