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Summer Associate Program

At Allen Matkins, our Summer Associate Program is designed to create great lawyers, with summer associates working side-by-side with experienced attorneys on significant client matters.  Each summer associate is treated as a member of the Allen Matkins team, and is immediately integrated into the firm and its work, with an experience that mirrors that of a first-year associate. Our summer associates get a hands-on education in the practice of law, while also gaining valuable insight into the firm, our clients, and our culture. Committed to diversity, Allen Matkins recruits ambitious and responsible law students with strong academic records from law schools throughout the country to participate in our Summer Associate Program each year.

Work, Mentorship and Training

Through our program, summer associates truly experience what it is like to be an Allen Matkins attorney – with responsibilities including attending hearings and depositions, drafting documents, and participating in client meetings and negotiations.  Our summer associates get a comprehensive picture of the firm’s work and how to be a practicing lawyer, with mentorship and guidance provided by attorneys at different experience levels across all of the firm’s practice areas. We are committed to the professional growth and development of our summer associates, and each participant in our program receives a mid-summer assessment, where attorneys provide them with personalized coaching and performance feedback.  At the beginning of the program, each summer associate is also assigned a mentor who provides guidance and serves as a “go-to” resource to assist with problem-solving.  In addition, summer associates participate in educational programs designed to supplement and complement their law school curriculum on topics such as legal research, trial practice, and preparing pleadings and transactional documents.

Summer Socials

While there is no doubt that we work hard at Allen Matkins, we also ensure that we make time for fun.  Our summer associates get to know one another and our attorneys at social events throughout the summer, ranging from barbecues to baseball games.  No two summer programs are ever exactly the same, but Allen Matkins aims to not only provide summer associates with an opportunity to grow their practice skills, but also to create a forum for building meaningful professional and personal relationships.

Summer Program FAQs

Find answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions about the Summer Program.