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.
"While a summer associate, one thing that truly stood out for me about the Firm was its commitment to mentoring its younger attorneys. Now, as a member of the Labor and Employment Group, I find myself working with and learning from many seasoned attorneys who continually provide me with invaluable guidance, insight, and knowledge about the practice of law."