BrownWinick attends several on-campus law school interviews during the fall every year to help the firm identify qualified candidates for the firm’s Summer Associate Program. The firm’s purpose in this interview process is to find applicants who have all the necessary tools for an outstanding legal career and other qualifications that will allow those individuals to make a contribution to the firm, our clients and the community. BrownWinick’s Summer Associate Program introduces second year law students to the practice of law. The Summer Associate Program is designed to offer summer associates the benefit of working at a full-service law firm, while providing the personal attention more characteristic of a smaller firm.
Summer associates are encouraged to undertake projects in a variety of BrownWinick’s practice areas, without a forced rotation system. Summer associates are given challenging assignments that reflect work typically done by junior associates. Lawyers at all levels work closely with summer associates and the firm strongly encourage the lawyers to involve summer associates in the cases and transactions on which they are working. For example, summer associates often have the opportunity to attend client meetings, help to prepare witnesses for their testimony at trial, and to attend depositions, hearings and trials.
BrownWinick also offers a wide variety of educational programs and social events. These events allow summer associates to get to know BrownWinick’s lawyers as well as one another outside the work setting.
BrownWinick believes in the importance of communication from each summer associate on the quality of their assignments and on the firm’s Summer Associate Program. In addition, the summer associates will receive a formal evaluation of their performance at the midpoint of their summer employment. We encourage summer associates to provide comments and feedback on any assignment or the Summer Associate Program to Brian McCormac, Chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.