Lerman Senter recruits new attorneys both through its summer associate program and through lateral hires of experienced practitioners.
Typically, the firm hires two second-year law students for ten-to-twelve week periods lasting from mid-May to mid-August. Although the firm directs its on-campus recruiting efforts primarily to the mid-Atlantic region, it welcomes inquiries from students at all A.B.A.-accredited law schools. In the recent past, summer associates have come to Lerman Senter from the following institutions: Georgetown University, George Washington University, American University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, the University of Texas, the University of Wisconsin, and the College of William & Mary.
Lerman Senter makes every effort to expose summer associates to the various facets of the firm's practice. Because the firm does not have a fixed departmental structure, there is no 'rotation' system among practice areas. Instead, summer associates receive assignments according to the current needs of the firm, just as full-time associates do, but with an understanding of the need for training and supervision as well as the desirability of broad exposure to the breadth of the practice areas. Special attention is given to each summer associate's particular interests in specific areas of the law to the extent that appropriate opportunities present themselves during the summer.
Summer associates are also a part of the firm's mentoring program. Each summer associate is assigned an associate mentor with whom he or she can discuss legal research issues, firm policy and procedural questions, day-to-day concerns and long-term career goals. In addition, Lerman Senter provides many opportunities for summer associates to get to know and socialize with all members of the firm. First year associates are also initially assigned an associate mentor for their first few months at the firm. As relationships develop with more senior members of the firm, associates generally choose a member to assist them in their further growth and development as attorneys.
Those desiring additional information concerning summer or permanent employment opportunities with Lerman Senter PLLC should mail a cover letter and resume, along with other relevant supporting materials (transcript, writing sample) to:
Linda D. Feldmann - email@example.com
Lerman Senter PLLC
2001 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036