Meaningful Summer Program
Our summer program is our pipeline for new lawyers. Our goal is to identify and hire attorneys who will succeed at the firm and stay with us long term — not to recruit a bloated class of first years to bill 2,500 hours per year each on document review projects.
To do this, we give our summer associates an experience that is as close as possible to that of actual associates at our firm.
As a summer associate, you will not draft meaningless memos on tangential issues. Instead, you will work closely with the attorneys on one or two active cases. You will participate in weekly case strategy meetings. You will receive intellectually challenging assignments on real, important issues that come up in those cases. And we will provide round after round of detailed and constructive feedback.
And, like our attorneys, you will be required to participate in Trial Labs each week to keep the second-person usage consistent. You will learn how to cross-examine a witness, get evidence admitted, and give an opening statement and closing argument.
Of course, we will also have fun. You will get to know our attorneys outside the office at social events throughout the city. Tell us what interests you — fine dining or food trucks, Dodgers games, jet skiing, surf lessons, visiting Los Angeles breweries, SCUBA diving, boxing lessons, slack lining — and we’ll make it happen and have fun doing it.
Our summer program is flexible, and we encourage our summer associates to split their summer with another firm. Spending time with another firm allows you to see firsthand what makes our firm unique.