The primary objective of our summer program is to provide students with quality work assignments and professional experiences reflective of the depth and complexity of our practice. Summer associates learn first-hand about trying cases and drafting legal documents, motions and agreements, and are exposed to courtroom appearances, depositions and client meetings. Our program provides law students with an experience as close as possible to that of a first-year associate, as well as the opportunity to gain insight into the work and culture of the firm.
Summer associates participate in formal training programs, a partner lunch series and an associate mentor program, all of which assist with acclimation to the firm. Summer associates attend weekly work assignment meetings, receive ongoing feedback from the attorneys with whom they work and are provided with a formal mid and exit review.
Kasowitz supports and encourages summer associates to engage in pro bono work. Each year, summer associates have the opportunity to work on general firm pro bono matters and participate in offsite programs offered by legal services organizations such as The Legal Aid Society and Sanctuary for Families. Summer associates who work on pro bono matters are supervised by an experienced attorney and receive substantive and invaluable “hands-on” training. The vast majority of pro bono assignments performed as a summer associate will apply toward the New York Bar 50 Hour Pro Bono Requirement (22 NYCRR §520.16).
The firm sponsors a variety of social and cultural events which provide summer associates the opportunity to get to know each other and our attorneys in an informal environment. In addition, the firm coordinates charitable events during Give Back week through Citymeals-on-Wheels “Eat Cheap for Charity” and Sanctuary for Families.
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For additional information, please see: NALP Form (2015)
For more information about our summer program, please contact:
Mindy J. Lindenman
Director of Legal Recruiting