The Weathington Firm has a long-standing tradition of hiring Summer Associates to work alongside our Associates and Partners in our Atlanta office. Our Summer Associate Program has three main goals: to provide meaningful work experience, to provide educational opportunities, and to provide social and networking experiences for the law students.
Meaningful Working Experience:
At The Weathington Firm, our Summer Associates work alongside our Associates and Partners on active cases. Some of their responsibilities would be to conduct legal research, draft deposition summaries, and assist with case-specific projects. Ultimately, this work experience shows each Summer Associate what their day-to-day life would be like as a Civil and Medical Malpractice defense litigator.
Each of our Summer Associates is paired with a Senior Associate, who serves as their mentor. Mentors provide guidance and training to ensure each Summer Associate’s success. Additionally, The Weathington Firm places an emphasis on learning through observation. Observing trials, hearings, depositions, and client meetings is not only encouraged, it is expected. We believe that observation is key to learning. Finally, all Summer Associates are included in in-house educational programming, such as our Breakfast and Learn series, any CLE programming, and other educational opportunities.
Social and Networking Opportunities:
The Weathington Firm provides many opportunities for our Summer Associates to socialize and network. We understand the importance of developing connections within the legal field and how that might affect not only our Summer Associate’s futures, but our Firm’s as well. Summer Associates are treated as one of our Team here, and they are included in all of our social and networking events, such as our Lawyer’s league co-ed softball team, team-building events, summer Firm-wide party, happy hours, and more.
The Weathington Firm values our Summer Associate program, and we have been rewarded by hiring from within this program. For more information on our Summer Associate program, please contact: Joe McAdams, Firm Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.