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Summer Associate Contact:
, Talent Recruiting Director

     

Summer Associates FAQ

How are summer associates (clerks) selected?
The firm seeks primarily second-year students. We currently take part in on-campus interviews at various law schools in the region to select our summer associates. We also recruit law students from other schools across the country and consider qualified candidates.

How long is the clerkship?
Six to ten consecutive weeks depending on the office. Participants must be in attendance for all six weeks.

How many summer associates are hired?
Hiring varies from year to year based on the quality of candidates and the needs of the firm. We carefully select our summer associates and strive to hire in anticipation of upcoming needs for entry-level attorneys.

How do summer associates receive assignments?
Summer Associates are assigned an associate mentor and a member mentor who will help coordinate work assignments. Summer Associates will receive projects from various practice areas based on their interests and the firm's needs. In addition to these assignments, summer associates often attend depositions, hearings, etc. with attorneys for whom they may be working.

How are summer associates evaluated?
A summer associate's work is evaluated on an ongoing basis by the supervising attorney and other members who may assign projects. In addition, the firm conducts comprehensive associate evaluations annually.

What is the firm's diversity involvement?
The firm participates in the Louisiana State Bar Association Minority Job Fair and has successfully implemented its Diversity Fellowship Program, which awards a $5,000 scholarship and a summer clerkship to a diverse 1L. The firm recently ranked No. 4 on the Diversity and the Bar "Law Firms with Highest Women Equity Partner Levels" list.