Doerner has found strength in our diversity. Our lawyers completed undergraduate work at more than 25 colleges and universities in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and graduated from 19 different law schools.
We recruit 2L's from various law schools across the country by posting open positions via each school's recruiting system (typically Symplicity). Our clerkships are typically for six weeks and we allow clerkships in either the first or second half of the summer.
We recognize that future lawyers have little experience in the varied areas of practice. Therefore, we do not assign summer associates to a particular Practice Group unless he or she expresses a definitive interest. We believe this gives each person a well-rounded exposure to Doerner and its many areas of practice.
Our summer clerkship program is a working clerkship. We strive to include summer associates in varied legal experiences, including drafting research memoranda, pleadings, attending depositions and court, drafting transaction documents and attending closings. We believe that this process allows the associate to learn about the full range of our practice and allows the associate to demonstrate analytical, writing and communication skills.
Each summer associate has two mentors. The primary mentor acts as a supervisor and functions as a gatekeeper to regulate workflow and assignments. This mentor is the primary source for professional activities at Doerner. The second mentor is an associate who acts as a "go to" person and sounding board for any issue the summer associate may have.
Even though we consider the clerkship to be a working position, summer clerkships include plenty of fun and recreation. Doerner sponsors events such as dinners, attendance at sporting events and other social outings. These events are completely voluntary, but we encourage all summer associates to attend.
Inquiries regarding our Summer Associate program should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are not currently recruiting for summer associate positions.
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