Careers

Summer Associates

The Verrill Summer Associate Program is a comprehensive, 10-week program for second-year law students, with just the right mix of work and play. The program is designed to give a realistic picture of life at Verrill, and provides students with the information they need to determine whether Verrill is the place for them after graduation.

Since most of our first-year associates are drawn from our Summer Associate Program, this is the heart of our recruiting efforts. The size of our collaborative summer classes is designed to meet our long-term hiring needs. Because of that, our summer associates are not competing for one of a limited number of spots.

The Work
The summer program provides an opportunity for each summer associate to experience the law practice of a typical associate at the firm. Summer associates will rotate through several practice groups over the course of the summer. The program is based in our Portland office, but summer associates receive work from and spend time in other offices as well. Work assignments will involve significant research and writing, but also opportunities to observe hearings, trials, closings, and client meetings. By observing our attorneys with clients and other counsel, the summer associate is exposed to the collaborative, team effort that characterizes Verrill, as well as to the challenging work that we do.

Evaluation & Mentoring
Each summer associate is assigned a peer contact and mentor to provide guidance in their transition from law school to the law firm. Throughout the program, summer associates will receive an informal evaluation on each project that they have been assigned. At mid-summer and summer's end, each summer associate meets with the Chair of the Hiring Committee to receive feedback on his or her progress. This is also an opportunity for the summer associate to provide us with feedback on our summer program and the practices in which they are most interested.

Social Events
Our summer program provides summer associates with the opportunity to get to know the members of the firm outside the office in a more relaxed, informal setting. Each year, we hold a number of social functions such as social hours, lunches and dinners, group attendance of baseball games, and more.

To Apply
Second-year law students interested in summer associate positions should determine whether Verrill is interviewing on campus. If we are scheduled to interview at your law school, we look forward to seeing you. Please check with your Career Services Office for specific dates and procedures. If we are not scheduled to visit your school, we invite you to contact us directly and provide us with your information.

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

WEBINAR: Home Care Companies - Wage and Hour Differences/Electronic Visit Verification

For this webinar, Verrill's employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's HR Generalist Amanda Bridge discuss serious implications associated with wage and hour differences and electronic visit verification (EVV) for the home care...

Blog

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News

Verrill Welcomes Patent Attorney Dean Phelps

(November 13, 2019) – Verrill is pleased to welcome patent attorney Dean Phelps to the firm’s Boston office. Dean is the fifth patent attorney to join Verrill in the past nine months as the...

Matter

Helping Non-Depository Trust Companies Do Business in Other States

Verrill has helped to form more non-depository trust companies in Maine than any other law firm. We have also helped our trust clients when they look to expand their business into other states. In...

Event

Maine Rural Water Association's 39th Annual Technical Conference and Tradeshow

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez and Jim Cohen will be presenting at the Maine Rural Water Association's 39th Annual Technical two-day conference on December 10-20, 2019. The event will focus on offering educational...

Publication/Podcast

Building a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

News

Verrill Attorney Elected Secretary of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network Executive Board

(November 13, 2019) – Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith was recently elected secretary of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN). Smith has been a member of the NWCDN since 2006, and was first...

Matter

Establishment of Non-Depository Trust for National Company

Verrill served as special counsel to a national firm in the chartering and licensing of a Maine non-depository trust company as the client’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Non-depository trust companies are highly regulated, and the matter...

Blog

DOL Proposes New Electronic Disclosure Rules for Retirement Plans

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Identifying and Handling a Hostile Work Environment

Employee claims of “hostile work environments” continue to make news both in Maine and on a national level, putting potentially embarrassing and damaging workplace and employee interpersonal issues into the public eye. But when...