An attorney's development and training do not end with law school. At Mirick O'Connell, we recognize that for many new attorneys law school did more to pique their interest in the law than to provide a clear-cut decision about their desired practice area. For this reason, first-year associates spend their first nine months rotating through the firm's major practice groups. They not only gain valuable broad-based experience in multiple areas of specialization but are better able to decide on an area of specialization for which they are well suited.
During the first year of practice and beyond, our attorneys are provided with exceptional training through educational opportunities both within and outside the firm, as well as regular formal and informal guidance and feedback.
We hire attorneys who are capable of assuming responsibility early. Accordingly, our first-year associates do far more than conduct library research and review documents. It is not unusual for our first-year associates to have direct client contact, to assist in the negotiation of transactions, or to appear in court and to attend depositions.
We believe that at Mirick O'Connell you will receive the best of both worlds: the chance to engage in complex legal matters to help you become an excellent attorney, while maintaining a desirable quality of life.
If you are interested in applying for a first-year associate position, please contact Betsy Landry, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Courtney Cruz, Associate Litigation Group
"Joining Mirick O'Connell was a great decision for me both personally and professionally. The people and the firm's supportive and collegial environment have made my transition to a new firm easy. From day one, I have had the support of the entire firm. I believe that joining Mirick O'Connell has been a great move for me at this early stage of my career. The experiences I have had working with exciting legal issues and interesting clients during my first year at the firm have helped me develop and grow as a lawyer. I cannot say enough about the firm’s emphasis on each associate’s professional development and I know that I will be a better lawyer because of Mirick O'Connell."