The goal of our Summer Program is to give each summer associate a true sense of the Firm's unique culture and what it means to be a lawyer at OM. Our summer associates are directly involved in our practice, including client counseling, depositions and court proceedings, negotiation and closing of commercial transactions, and drafting of legal documents.
Commitment to Diversity
At Osborn Maledon, our commitment to excellent lawyering and public service drives us to hire and inspire exceptional attorneys, paralegals, and administrative professionals who reflect the diverse communities and clients we serve. We are dedicated to providing a professional home where people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives share their talents and successes. We best serve our clients and community when our colleagues with varied points of view and approaches to problem-solving are able to collaborate openly to deliver creative and efficient solutions for our clients. More information about Osborn Maledon’s commitment to diversity, can be found at this link.
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Our Summer Associates
Our summer associates are genuinely interested in practicing law in Arizona and are recruited from top law schools around the country. We choose our summer associates based on their academic achievements, work and leadership experience, written and oral communication skills, and service to the community. Our summer associate classes have consisted of a mix of 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls who plan to do a judicial clerkship.
Summer Program Events
Our Summer Program provides many opportunities for our summer associates to interact with our lawyers and each other. We hold a variety of programs to inform summer associates about the firm's administration, areas of practice, and recent significant occurrences. To give our summer associates a taste of life beyond the law, we also host a variety of social activities, which vary from year to year, ranging from dinner parties at attorneys' homes to community service events to behind-the-scenes tours of Chase Field.
Summer Associate Projects
Our Summer Program is designed to provide meaningful work on actual cases, deals, negotiations, and transactions. We encourage our summer associates to self-select their projects based on their interests, which enables them to work with a variety of attorneys and within different areas of practice. The minimum expectation is that each summer associate will complete at least two substantive written projects during the summer.
Receiving an Offer Through the Summer Program
We use our Summer Program as the basis for making offers for full-time associate positions or offers to return for another summer. At the close of the Summer Program, we hold a firm-wide meeting at which all attorneys discuss each candidate's summer experience and work product. We consider a number of criteria in extending offers, including evaluations of the candidate's written projects, the candidate's interactions with other attorneys, and the candidate's law school achievements.
Law students interested in our Summer Program may apply online.