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You have questions. We have answers. Explore our FAQs to learn more about our Summer Associate program.

Can I apply to more than one office?

Yes you can. We typically hire the majority of our summer associates work in the Grand Rapids or Detroit offices, but we do hire other summer associates in our other regional offices from time to time.

Do you provide housing for summer associates?

The firm can assist you by sending you housing options, but you are responsible for finding and paying for your own housing.

How do I apply for a summer associate position?

You may sign up through your law school career services to meet us at OCI. If we do not visit your school for OCI, you can submit an application for employment online.

Who should I address my cover letter to?

Your cover letter should be addressed to our hiring partner, Laura Morris.

What is a typical callback interview like?

If you receive a callback interview at one of our offices, you will be invited to have dinner with us the night prior to interviews. You will then have an opportunity to see our office and meet with a variety of lawyers through three short interviews, followed by lunch.

What are the travel expense guidelines?

The firm will coordinate travel with you (air/mileage) and will pay for hotel accommodations if needed. We use NALP Reimbursement Guidelines, and ask that you submit your expenses including other law firms you visited on the same trip.

What is the length of your summer program?

Ten weeks, usually beginning the third week in May.

What is your pro bono policy?

Assisting pro bono clients in resolving their legal issues can be some of the most rewarding and memorable work a lawyer does.  We encourage all of your associates to participate in pro bono work and give up to 100 billable hours of credit per year. Right now, as a firm we are concentrating our pro bono efforts in the DEI area, including assisting with criminal expungement, family law related to individuals transitioning, business law related to new minority-owned businesses, and real estate, employment and immigration law related to refugee re-settlement.  


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No problem! Call or email us at any one of our offices nearest you. We are happy to answer your questions or get you to the right person who can. Thank you!

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“Summer associate events are a great way to showcase the personalities of the attorneys at the firm, while allowing the firm time to get to know the summer associates personally and professionally.”

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Roquia Draper

Partner, Class of 2011

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