We look for top-performing, motivated law students who are seeking a career with a dynamic and thriving firm. If you are accomplished, energetic and committed, we invite you to apply for a summer associate position to learn more about us.
Summer associates at Otten Johnson are given substantive projects, as well as opportunities to attend hearings and meetings with clients and other parties. Of course, summer associates are also socially integrated into the firm.
What is Otten Johnson' s summer associate program like?
After assigning a dedicated associate mentor to each summer associate, our program provides hands-on experience in all of our practice areas. Attorneys from each practice area assign projects through our director Summer Program Coordinator not only to ensure the proper distribution of workload, but also to acquaint summer associates with the breadth of the firm's practice - and with as many attorneys as possible.
What are the career prospects for summer associates?
Unlike many firms, we do not hire an inflated number of summer associates, only to hire a few associates. Our Recruiting Committee utilizes on-campus and fall recruiting to identify candidates who will excel at Otten Johnson not only as summer associates, but also as associates. One benefit of our approach is to promote collaboration - instead of competition - among summer associates, an ingredient key to success at the firm.
How do you evaluate summer associates?
Summer associates receive direct, project-specific and prompt feedback from our assigning attorneys. More importantly, we schedule formal evaluations at the middle and end of the summer, carefully designed to gauge whether each summer associate is progressing satisfactorily.
What is the firm's billable hour requirement for full-time attorneys?
Our expectation is that attorneys will bill at least 1850 hours annually.
What is the starting salary for new associates?