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Summer Program Stats

No. of Summer Associates (2022): 25 total (18 2Ls, 7 1Ls)

No. of 2L Offers (2022): 18 of 18

Summer Associate Salary:


Summer Program Length:

10 weeks

Summer Program Contact

Marleen Matal
Recruiting Coordinator
(949) 208-8233

Our Survey Says

  • “The training was thorough and the work was indicative of the work a first-year associate would be involved with.  The firm made the best of an associate program during the 2020 pandemic summer.”
  • “I was grateful to receive a wide variety of assignments from various partners across different practice areas. The assignments went beyond simple research memos and included many lawyering tasks regularly done by junior associates. Partners also provided valuable training on the business aspect of the firm, such as billing best practices and client development.”
  • “Work was generally slow and included small research assignments or the making of presentations. Not a lot of practical experiences.”
  • “I appreciated how partners and associates alike immediately made me feel like part of the firm. The attorneys made a noticeable effort to include the summer associates in both formal and informal social events.”
  • “Camaraderie at the firm has been difficult with such sparse in-person attendance at the office, but firm events have been generally well-attended and frequent.”
  • “There was very little interaction with the firm; this was blamed on COVID.”
  • “I would not say there are many differences. There is a less formalized workflow structure, but that is to be expected. I have been pleased with the firm's openness to individual interests and their effort to get that type of work for associates.”
  • “It is pretty much what I expected, though I thought as an associate I would get more work quicker, but that was not true.”
  • “A couple associates took us golfing.”
  • “There were no summer events due to the pandemic.”

The Firm Says

Our summer program is designed to give you a realistic view of what it is like to practice as a first-year attorney at our firm. We challenge you with meaningful work assignments that reflect the breadth and the depth of labor and employment law. We do not use a formal rotation program. Instead, we encourage you to explore what interests you by choosing your own work assignments from a database of available projects.  

We also recognize that training is essential to your success as a summer clerk. In addition to the one-on-one training you receive while working alongside our attorneys, we offer formal training programs that will help you learn the skills you need to succeed at Fisher Phillips. Our clerks also have many opportunities to observe court appearances, depositions, client meetings, and mediations. Each summer clerk is assigned an associate mentor who serves as a resource throughout the summer.