Summer Associates

Chaffe McCall seeks to hire a diverse group of highly motivated, well-rounded law students with excellent academic records. Our Summer Associate program is an integral part to the firm’s growth, and new associates are hired almost exclusively through the program.

Our Summer Program

Summer Associates are offered a six-week session in our New Orleans Office to experience professional life at Chaffe McCall.  Each Summer Associate is assigned two mentors (one partner and one associate) to serve as a mentor and to provide any and all assistance or guidance.

The Summer Associate program is structured to mimic the work experience of a new associate in the every-day atmosphere of our firm.  Each Summer Associate is encouraged to work in each of the firm’s practice areas. We make every effort to accommodate any specific interest a Summer Associate might have in a particular area of law.

Summer Associates typically spend time researching and analyzing legal issues, drafting pleadings, and creating transactional documents.   Chaffe McCall also prides itself on providing Summer Associates with learning experiences out of the office.  Whenever possible, Summer Associates accompany attorneys to depositions, hearings, trials, mediations, closings, client meetings, worksite visits, and vessel inspections.   Every two weeks, mentors meet with their Summer Associates to review their assignments, work product, written evaluations, and overall experience. These “real-time” evaluations allow for the Summer Associates to receive feedback on their performance, as well as to learn and refine their legal skills while at the firm.  Our hope is to provide law students with a smooth transition from studying the law to actually practicing it.  We also provide classes for our Summer Associates. Each of Chaffe McCall’s Practice Area’s hosts a meeting to allow Summer Associates an opportunity to learn about the Practice Area.

In addition to work life, we host several social events to better know our Summer Associates and introduce them to the camaraderie and family atmosphere that makes Chaffe McCall an enjoyable environment and place to work. These events include lunches, dinners, sporting events, cocktail receptions, wine tastings, fishing trips, afternoons at the park, golf outings, and many more impromptu and informal fun activities. We believe in developing strong working relationships for your success.

We encourage every qualified candidate with interest to apply to our Summer Associate program, and we look forward to meeting each of you.

To submit a cover letter and resume please send it directly to:

Chaffe McCall Recruiting
c/o Wendy Pineda-Welch
recruiting@chaffe.com

Chaffe McCall, L.L.P
2300 Energy Centre
1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70163

Chaffe McCall is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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