About

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