At Lanier Ford, summer associates are given firsthand experience at practicing law. In addition to researching legal issues that affect on-going matters, summer associates prepare legal memorandums, motions, briefs, correspondence, contracts, and other legal documents.
Summer associates interact daily with different attorneys to discuss issues and the results of the summer associates' research and writing assignments. Our summer associates program offers many opportunities for summer associates to attend hearings, trials, depositions, and meetings with clients, and to experience our attorneys' day-to-day activities. Every effort is made to provide all summer associates with opportunities to work in practice areas of interest to them.
As part of the program, summer associates have many opportunities to socialize with members of the firm. Social activities in the past have included trips to major and minor league baseball games, bowling, paint-ball tournaments, barbecues, golf outings, lunches, dinners, and informal gatherings.
Each summer associate is assigned a mentor who is available to provide advice and consultation over the course of the summer. First-year summer associates receive a complete orientation to our library and computer-aided research facilities. Most research is completed on line or in our own library, and a full-time law librarian is on staff to assist summer associates in carrying out their research.
Former summer associates have indicated that they like our program for the following reasons, among others: