Summer Associate Program
The Summer Associate Program provides an encompassing look at what it means to be an attorney at Murtha Cullina. During the ten-week program, summer associates are given meaningful research and writing assignments, affording them the opportunity to work with many different lawyers in as many practice areas as possible. We also attempt to arrange various opportunities for summer associates to observe and participate in events such as trials, depositions, hearings, negotiations and closings.
Lawyers from various practice groups and departments meet with the summer associates to describe the work they do for our clients. After the completion of each project, summer associates are given feedback and an evaluation of their work by the supervising attorney. At the conclusion of the program, each summer associate will receive an extensive individual review.
While we expect the summer associates to work hard and demonstrate their abilities, there is also a social component to the program that provides opportunities to interact with as many people at the Firm as possible. Examples of social activities include: ball games, dinner parties, music festivals, community projects and after-work "happy hours."
The summer program is ten weeks in duration. The weekly salary for summer associates in 2012 is $1923.00.
Comments from a former Summer Associate
“The summer program at Murtha Cullina was a great opportunity to work on challenging projects with quality people. In general, I found my assignments to be both important and useful. My first completed project, for example, made its way into an oral argument of a post-trial brief in Superior Court. I rarely worked with the same attorney twice. This provided exposure to a wide range of practice areas and lawyering styles. There were also opportunities to shadow attorneys and attend events like hearings and client meetings.”
Eric B. Miller
University of Connecticut School of Law - 2010
How To Apply
To apply for a summer associate position, please forward a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and legal writing sample to:
Director of Human Resources
Murtha Cullina LLP
City Place I
185 Asylum Street, 29th Floor
Telephone (860) 240-6104
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer