Summer Associates

The Verrill Summer Associate Program is a comprehensive, 10-week program for law students designed to give a realistic picture of life at Verrill providing summer associates with the information they need to determine whether Verrill is the place for them after graduation. Our program provides summer associates with the opportunity to get to know each other and all firm members by hosting a variety of in-person and virtual social events that are consistent with our culture and wellbeing.

Since most of our first-year associates are drawn from our Summer Associate Program, it is the heart of our recruiting efforts. The size of our collaborative summer class is designed to meet our long-term hiring needs without having to compete for a limited number of positions.

Verrill’s summer program offers real-life experience to understand the day-to-day life of a typical associate at the firm. Summer associates will rotate through a variety of practice groups over the course of the summer and enjoy individualized opportunities. The program is based in our Boston and Portland offices; however, summer associates receive challenging assignments from members of all offices. Substantive assignments will involve significant research and writing, as well as opportunities to observe hearings, trials, closings, and client meetings. By shadowing our attorneys with clients and other counsel, summer associates are exposed to the collaborative team effort and challenging work that distinguishes Verrill.

Each summer associate is assigned a peer contact and mentor to provide guidance in their transition from law school to private practice. Throughout the program, summer associates receive feedback on each project 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 their progress and provide us with feedback on the practices in which they are most interested.

Deciding on where to start your legal career is a challenging and stressful experience.

If we are not scheduled to visit your school, we invite you to contact us directly and provide us with your information, including your preferred office location through our ADP Career Center.

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As a part of our organizations’ shared commitment to diversity and inclusion, Bernstein Shur, Pierce Atwood, Verrill, The Jackson Laboratory, Preti Flaherty, Brann & Isaacson, Unum, and WEX are jointly seeking 1L students who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to apply as a ten-week Maine Diversity Summer Associate, assigned to one of our offices in Portland, Lewiston or Bar Harbor, Maine. We see individual differences, including but not limited to, in race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability as critically important components to providing outstanding client service and a better work environment for our attorneys and staff.

Our goal is to provide a meaningful experience with a law firm or in-house corporate legal department to students who have completed one year of law school and who will contribute to the diversity and inclusion efforts of our firms and the Maine legal community.

Candidates must have an excellent academic record, exceptional writing ability, strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated self-confidence.

The application period for summer 2022 is now closed. Stay tuned for updates on the 2023 program.

Please click here for more information and application instructions.

We are equal employment opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration.

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