Summer Associates


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.

Connecting and Sharing Experiences

Bilzin Sumberg recognizes that open communication and sharing experiences is a critical part of building collegiality and trust across the firm. We especially encourage this for our Summer Associates, which is why the firm currently hosts an Associate Life Blog. The Associate Life Blog is meant to be a forum where Summer Associates can comment on their experiences regarding working at Bilzin Sumberg and share stories about social gatherings and outside initiatives to create a strong sense of community within the firm. The blog serves as a fun and important voice for Summer Associates as they become part of the Bilzin Sumberg family.

The Academy

We believe preparing our associates for meaningful careers extends beyond our successful Summer Associates Program. The Academy for Professional Development, Bilzin Sumberg's immersive two-week training program for first year associates, is the result of our desire to provide continued engagement for our new associates focused on the development of critical professional and intrapersonal skills. The Academy concentrates on four key components: 1) relationship building; 2) work-life balance; 3) social competence; and 4) effective writing. These factors are paramount to the development of legal professionals proficient in the law, who have a keen understanding of business practices and a strong network of relationships.

The Academy empowers our associates to achieve a larger perspective, enhancing our commitment to provide quality services to our clients while remaining at the forefront of an ever-changing marketplace.

National Association of Law Placement (NALP)

Bilzin Sumberg is a proud member of the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) and supports NALP's guidelines for the extension, confirmation and acceptance of offers to law students. To learn more about our hiring history, please download our NALP form.

On-Campus Interviews

We are delighted to have summer associates join us from law schools throughout the country - even from schools where we are unable to participate in on-campus interviewing programs. If your law school is not on our OCI events list, please submit your cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to or and our recruiting committee would be happy to review your materials. Please indicate in your cover letter if you have existing plans to be in Miami. We appreciate your interest in Bilzin Sumberg!