Careers

Law Students

Do you have what it takes to join our firm?

We are looking for students who exhibit the skillsets and ambition to deliver The Ten Imperatives of Client Service.

The Firm works to identify and bring to the firm individuals with the intellectual tools, motivation, and value system required to succeed in a professional atmosphere that stresses:

  • practice excellence
  • hard work
  • mutual respect
  • teamwork, and
  • collegiality.

Law students and entry-level candidates are interviewed by members of our local recruiting committee members.


Application Process

OCI/Resume Drop Schools

The firm complies with all NALP interview and hiring guidelines. Visit the NALP interview and hiring guidelines page to review those guidelines.

We anticipate interviewing or receiving resumes from the following schools and job fairs:

  • Indiana University - Bloomington
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Tennessee
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University - St. Louis
  • Southeastern Minority Job Fair (Atlanta)
  • Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair (Chicago)
  • Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair (Chicago)

If we do not interview on campus or ask for resumes from your school, but you are still interested in applying for a summer associate position with the firm, please send your resume, cover letter, transcript, and a writing sample demonstrating legal analysis to the appropriate person below:

Susan Nalley (snalley@stites.com)
Recruiting Manager
400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Summer Associate Program

Hiring of 2L students completed for 2019.

Program Dates:

May 13—July 19, 2019 (mandatory orientation date of May 13 in Louisville office)

Salary

Atlanta, GA - $1,900/week plus parking
Lexington and Louisville, KY - $1,900/week plus parking
Nashville, TN - $1,900/week plus parking

Work Assignments

We do not use a formal rotation system. Work requests and observation opportunities are submitted to the program coordinators and distributed during the weekly summer associate meeting. We also require two writing samples throughout the summer (mid/end).

Feedback

Our firm places a high value on an individual's ability to receive and utilize constructive criticism effectively. Summer associates will be provided written evaluations by the assigning attorney for each completed assignment. In addition, mid and end summer in-person reviews are conducted.

Mentoring

Associate volunteers act as mentors to the summer associates. They provide guidance about a variety of issues including:

  • Office operations
  • Firm culture
  • "Real Life" as an associate
  • Work product expectations
  • Practice areas

Summer Activities for 2018

Here are a few of the social events hosted in various offices during the 2018 Summer Program:

  • Afternoon at the Races - Churchill Downs (all offices)
  • Makers Mark Bourbon Experience
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour
  • Night at the Rodeo
  • The Breakout Games
  • Trivia Nights
  • Habitat for Humanity Build
  • Associates-only party
  • Softball