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Our Summer Associates are blogging!  Learn more about our summer program by reading our Summer Associate Blog.

Overview

Bilzin Sumberg offers a collaborative atmosphere, providing our attorneys with the opportunity to offer creative, innovative legal counsel on complex matters affecting industry leaders. When you join the Bilzin Sumberg team, you will work in an energetic, fast-paced environment alongside attorneys who are nationally recognized in their practice areas. Our firm enjoys a strong reputation within the legal community as being one of Florida's preeminent full-service law firms. Joining Bilzin Sumberg as a summer associate is the first step on the path to building a long-lasting, successful legal career.

Training and Mentoring

At Bilzin Sumberg, we believe that providing our summer associates with effective, diverse training programs helps expose them to important legal issues and maximize their opportunities for professional growth. Our training seminars provide summer associates with an inside look at the daily responsibilities, opportunities and issues our attorneys face every day. One such training program is our real estate mock transaction: a six-week program which provides participants with a realistic, step-by-step guide to the various legal considerations involved with completing a multi-faceted, multi-million dollar real estate transaction.

Each summer associate is paired with a mentor during their summer at Bilzin Sumberg. Your mentor acts as your advocate and serves as a guide to our firm’s practices, people, matters and clients. Mentors participate in recruitment, mid-summer and end-of-summer reviews and speak on behalf of the summer associates at the hiring committee meeting.

Work Assignments

As a summer associate, you will have the opportunity to choose the assignments that interest you most and actively contribute to those matters. By so doing, you’ll learn about our work, culture and the way we do business. You will participate in client conferences and attend court hearings, trials and transaction closings, gaining a first-hand look at how successful strategists practice the law in complex, real-world situations. During your summer with us, you will work across a variety of practice areas, gaining insights into the industries and issues that interest you most. That experience will prove invaluable when it comes time to begin your full-time career.

Evaluation Process

We provide our summer associates with ongoing feedback throughout the course of the summer program. You will meet periodically with your mentors to review projects and receive constructive input on your work. In addition, you will have two opportunities for formal evaluation.

Social Events

The best way to understand the Bilzin Sumberg culture is to become acquainted with the people who define it. The summer program will provide you with many opportunities to interact with partners, attorneys and staff in different social venues. You’ll attend lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions and sporting events with the people who make Bilzin Sumberg a satisfying place to work.