Q: Do you allow summer associates to split their summers with other firms?
A: No, we do not allow summer associates to split their summers with other firms. Given that we hire only the number of summer associates that we have associate positions for and that we hope to make permanent associate offers to all of our summer associates, it is beneficial for summer associates to spend their entire summer with us.
Q: How are summer associates exposed to a variety of practice areas?
A: Summer associates do not rotate through practice areas. Instead, all summer associate assignments are entered into an electronic program ensuring that each summer associate receives an array of assignments both in practice areas and attorneys.
Q: What types of assignments do summer associates receive?
A: Our summer associates have opportunities to work on a variety of assignments. They draft research memoranda, affidavits, motions, briefs, contracts and other documents for actual cases and transactions. They also observe and participate in litigation discovery, client meetings, depositions, court hearings, negotiations, closings, arbitrations and trials.
Q: How do summer associates know if they are doing well at the firm?
A: During the summer, the Recruiting Manager and advisor meet with each summer associate individually to advise on his/her performance to date, areas for improvement and suggested goals for the remainder of the summer. Additionally, assigning attorneys give feedback on each assignment directly to the summer associate who completed the work. Advisors are also aware of the summer associates' performance and will counsel with their summer associate accordingly. If an issue arises during the summer, we immediately address it with the summer associate to work toward a resolution.
Q: What is the likelihood that I will receive an associate offer at the end of the summer?
A: Every summer associate that demonstrates the qualities we look for in an associate and future partner at Fowler White Boggs will receive an offer.