Summer Program FAQ

How are summer associates evaluated?

Summer associates are provided feedback on assignments they undertake throughout the summer. At the end of the Summer Associate Program, all attorneys within the firm are asked to provide written feedback on any summer associate with whom they worked, and these evaluations are reviewed by the firm's Recruiting Committee, which makes the final hiring decisions.

How often do you hire for the Summer Associate Program?

The Summer Associate Program is Preti Flaherty's primary hiring tool for new associates. The Summer Associate Program gives both the participants and us the best opportunity to learn about each other. Therefore, it is Preti Flaherty's goal to offer positions to as many of its summer associates as possible.

How many students do you hire for the Summer Associate Program?

Preti Flaherty typically hires between one and six students for our ten-week Summer Associate Program.

What types of projects are summer associates asked to work on?

Summer associates at Preti Flaherty have the opportunity to work on assignments from all of our various practice groups. Research, writing and legal analysis are central to our Summer Associate Program. Our summer associates work on actual matters for real clients. In addition, summer associates are frequently given the opportunity to attend client meetings, court appearances, regulatory hearings,  transactional closings, and legislative proceedings.

Will I be provided a mentor?

Yes. Each summer associate is assigned an individual mentor for the summer who is typically a mid-level associate in the firm. There is also a partner who is in charge of the entire Summer Associate Program who serves as a resource to all summer associates. Summer associates typically work with many different attorneys throughout the ten-week program and are encouraged to develop those relationships as well.

When does the Summer Associate Program start?

The start date for summer associates varies from year to year, but typically begins shortly after Memorial Day and lasts for ten weeks.

How do I apply for the Summer Associate Program?

Please send your resume, writing sample, cover letter, list of references, and your law school transcript to:

Mary Johnston
Recruitment Coordinator
One City Center, PO Box 9546
Portland, ME 04112

Or by email to [email protected]

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